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Monday, May 15, 2023

Alaska Live Updates: Alaska wild salmon season nears kick off, with questions swirling over key regions Follow along with all of the updates on the 2023 season, from Copper River to Bristol Bay and beyond. Intrafish by Drew Cherry and Rachel Sapin - May 12, 2023 IntraFish will be tracking all the developments in the 2023 wild Alaska salmon season. It's your go-to home for around-the-clock, as-it-happens updates on catches, market moves and fisheries openings. Check back often. Switch from cans to fresh king salmon distribution marks 40th year Cordova Times - May 12, 2023 With the opening of the 2023 Copper River salmon fishery, the Copper River Prince William Sound Marketing Association (CRPWSMA) is marking the 40th anniversary of when Copper River king salmon made the leap from cans into fresh distribution. Environment/Science Visualizing Shifts of Pollock, Cod in the Northern Bering Sea in Response to Warming Waters Recent updates to the Distribution Mapping and Analysis Portal (DisMAP) include additional years of data, new filtering features, and data from a new region—the Northern Bering Sea. NOAA Fisheries - May 12, 2023 NOAA Fisheries’ data visualization tool DisMAP displays changes in distribution over time for hundreds of marine species. It uses data from surveys such as NOAA Fisheries bottom trawls. This week, the portal got three major updates, the most significant being the incorporation of survey data from a new region—the Northern Bering Sea. Labeling and Marketing Copper River salmon opening celebrations may be scaled back, but market still primed to snap up the first fish Regardless of what type of plane will bring in the fish following the opening day, which is set for May 15, excitement among buyers is already starting. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - May 12, 2023 The 2023 Copper River Salmon season will be celebrating its 40th anniversary as a fishery with a fleet consisting of nearly 540 fishermen according to the Prince William Sound Marketing Association. Federal Register Fisheries of the United States; Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; National Standard 4, 8, and 9 Guidelines A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/15/2023 NMFS is publishing this ANPR to alert the public of potential future adjustments the agency may make to the implementing guidelines for National Standards 4, 8, or 9, of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Several ongoing fishing management challenges, including changes in environmental conditions, shifting distributions of fish stocks, and equity and environmental justice considerations that affect fishing communities that are currently or have been historically dependent on the resource, suggest a need to revisit the guidelines to ensure they remain appropriate for current U.S. fisheries management. The intent of this notice is to provide the public with background on some of the specific issues under consideration, seek specific input, and provide a general opportunity for comment. NMFS will take public comment into consideration when it decides whether or not to propose changes to the guidelines for National Standards 4, 8, or 9. Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: Our office days/hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this message is distributed under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only. *Inclusion of a news article, report, or other document in this email does not imply PSPA support or endorsement of the information or opinion expressed in the document.


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