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Alaska Census area’s unemployment rates hold steady Cordova Times - October 30, 2021 State labor department economists say Alaska’s job count overall rose 3.8% over September 2020 in September 2021, an increase of 11,600 jobs, but still 25,500 jobs below September 2019 levels, However, for the Valdez-Cordova census area it held steady at 5.6%. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/10/30/census-areas-unemployment-rates-hold-steady/ Norton Sound to buy Breivik family’s stake in Alaska pollock pioneer Glacier Fish Undercurrents News by Tom Seaman - Oct. 27, 2021 09:02 BST Alaska's Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. (NSEDC) has agreed on a deal to buy the Breivik family's stake in US pollock cat... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2021/10/27/norton-sound-to-buy-breivik-familys-stake-in-alaska-pollock-pioneer-glacier-fish/ *Subscription Required International Pollock prices in Russia on the Rise SeafoodNews.com by Eugene Gerden - November 1, 2021 Pollock prices in Russia are steadily growing. According to recent statements made by representatives of producers and some local media reports, this is mainly due to the overstocking of the market with fish and the lack of state subsidies for its transportation from the Far East to the European part of Russia. According to data of the Russian Gazeta.ru business paper, the stocks of frozen pollock currently exceed the domestic needs by about five times. Russian fisherman are still unable to begin large-scale pollock supplies to the European Russia at reduced tariffs due to the delays in the provision of state subsidies, the overall amount of which, according to initial state plans, should have exceeded RUB 7 billion (US$100 million). In the meantime, amid the current problems with logistics and interruption of supplies, pollock prices in the Russian market continue to grow. On October 15 the autumn pollock fishing season began in the Bering Sea (it will end on April 15), which may lead to additional increase of supplies and pressure on the market. In addition, pollock is caught year-round in coastal waters. The situation is also complicated by the fact that refrigerating capacities remain clogged with pollock, which was caught last winter and spring. There are still some hopes on China, which could soften the requirements and start purchases of Russian pollock again. However, so far no progress has been achieved in talks between the sides. According to representatives of some Russian fisherman, despite the fact that five rounds of talks have passed, nothing has changed. In this regard, fisherman still hope on support from the state. As pollock producers said in an interview with Gazeta. Ru the issue of resuming supplies depends on the heads of the Chinese provinces, which fear criminal prosecution in case of any new outbreaks as a result of pollock supplies to their territories from Russia and other countries. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1211432/Pollock-prices-in-Russia-on-the-Rise Environment/Science New court ruling clears path for Bristol Bay Clean Water Act protections National Fisherman by Kirk Moore - October 31, 2021 Bristol Bay fishing advocates say a federal court ruling Friday enables the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to restart a process to protect the bay watershed from plans to develop the Pebble Maine under the federal Clean Water Act. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/new-court-ruling-clears-path-for-bristol-bay-clean-water-act-protections Survivor Salmon that Withstand Drought and Ocean Warming Provide a Lifeline for California Chinook NOAA Fisheries recovery goals include reintroduction to save the late-migrating fish. NOAA Fisheries - October 28, 2021 In drought years and when marine heat waves warm the Pacific Ocean, late-migrating juvenile spring-run Chinook salmon of California’s Central Valley are the ultimate survivors. They are among the few salmon that return to spawning rivers in those difficult years to keep their populations alive. This is according to results published today inNature Climate Change. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/survivor-salmon-withstand-drought-and-ocean-warming-provide-lifeline-california Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: admin@pspafish.net; Website: www.pspafish.net 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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