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Monday, November 7, 2022

Alaska European Green Crabs are Here in Alaska Now what? ADF&G by Tammy Davis - November 2022 I’ve got bad news to report, dear reader; invasive European green crabs have reached Alaska. I wrote an article for Alaska Fish and Wildlife News in May of 2021 suggesting that European green crabs could be the next invasive aquatic species to threaten Alaska and described the reasons we should be concerned. While writing that article, it’s likely they had already found a suitable spot to settle and reproduce in a lovely eelgrass meadow in the waters of southern Southeast Alaska. This summer, their presence was confirmed near Metlakatla on Annette Island. https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&articles_id=1048 Surveys look promising for blackcod and halibut National Fisherman by Charlie Ess - November 4, 2022 Alaska’s blackcod and halibut populations have been on the rise in recent years, and based on recent trawl and longline surveys the outlook for 2023 is looking favorable for another upward tick. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/surveys-look-promising-for-blackcod-and-halibut FYI’s Council Appoints Salmon Bycatch Committee North Pacific Fishery Management Council - November 2022 The Council appointed members to the newly formed Salmon Bycatch Committee, which will hold its first meeting on November 28, 2022. The NPFMC Salmon Bycatch Committee will be co-chaired by two Council members, Andy Mezirow and Rachel Baker. Members and their affiliations are listed below. The November meeting will provide an opportunity for Committee introductions, review of a draft Terms of Reference for the Committee, review and recommendations on the Council staff discussion paper on chum salmon bycatch, and if possible, review of the State of Alaska Bycatch Taskforce recommendations on salmon. https://www.npfmc.org/salmon-bycatch-committee/ 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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