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Monday, October 24, 2022

Alaska Nationwide labor shortage hits Alaska tugboats KUCB by Theo Greenly - October 21, 2022 The labor shortage hitting the nation is particularly pronounced in Alaska, where the rate of unfilled positions is about twice the national average, according to the state’s labor data. https://www.ktoo.org/2022/10/21/nationwide-labor-shortage-hits-alaska-tugboats/ Bristol Bay sockeye salmon harvest expected to drop sharply next year after record-breaking 2022 season While the projected salmon run would be a big drop for the $350 million fishery, it would still be in line with long-term averages. Intrafish by John Fiorillo - October 21,2022 Fishermen, processors and buyers of Bristol Bay sockeye should expect to see a noticeably lower harvest of the prized salmon next season, after what turned out to be a record-breaking catch this summer. https://www.intrafish.com/salmon/sources-bristol-bay-sockeye-salmon-harvest-expected-to-drop-sharply-next-year-after-record-breaking-2022-season/2-1-1339520 *Requires Subscription CDQ group takes control of Golden Alaska pollock mothership after two catcher boat deals CDQ Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association has gone from owning 26% ofGolden Alaska to a majority via deals for two catcher boats that supply the mothership, sources said Undercurrent News by Tom Seaman - October 21, 2022 SEATTLE, Washington, US -- One of the Alaska community development quota (CDQ) groups has taken control of Golden Alaska Seafoods, which operates a pollock and Pacific hake mothership processing vessel, sources told Undercurrent News.... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2022/10/21/cdq-group-takes-control-of-golden-alaska-pollock-mothership-after-two-catcher-boat-deals/ *Requires Subscription Politics US Representative Jared Huffman: MSA reauthorization unlikely to pass this term Seafood Source by Chris Chase - October 21, 2022 The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife may have passed H.R. 4690 – the Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act, the latest attempt to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) – but U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-California) believes the chances of it passing this session are slim. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/huffman-says-msa-reauthorization-unlikely-to-pass-this-term-but-vows-to-continue-working Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Cancellation A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/24/2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Local Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, and Subsistence Taskforce (LKTKS) meeting was to be held November 1, 2022 through November 2, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alaska Time. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/10/24/2022-22991/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting-cancellation Opinion OPINION: Trip to Alaska demonstrates climate resiliency Bristol Bay Times by Richard Spinrad, Ph.D.,- October 21, 2022 As the administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, I cannot effectively do my job without hearing from the many Americans working to protect our cultural heritage, advance our economy and safeguard our environment. Each trip I take broadens my perspective so that the decisions we're making in Washington D.C., are informed by the people most affected by their outcomes. http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/2242trip_to_alaska_demonstrates_climate 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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