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Monday, October 4, 2021

SeaShare donations are in demand at nations food banks and throughout AK One in six children are predicted to experience food insecurity this year. You can help get nutritious seafood into food banks by donating during our WEEK OF SEAFOOD GIVING! Seafood contains the building block nutrients (omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, selenium, Vitamin D, Zinc) critical for all ages to maintain a healthy lifestyle and immunity. For every $1 donated to SeaShare, we’re able to provide 8 seafood servings to food banks. We need to fund 80,000 seafood meals this week — the end of Hunger Action Month and beginning of National Seafood Month — to feed to those in need. Donate today so that food bank clients, especially children and the elderly, can have healthful seafood as an option.

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Alaska AVCP urges field hearing on state of salmon Tribal consortium, AFN call for fisheries disaster declaration Cordova Times - October 1, 2021 A nonprofit tribal consortium representing 56 member tribes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is urging Alaska’s congressional delegation to hold a field hearing on the state of salmon in Alaska. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/10/01/avcp-urges-field-hearing-on-state-of-salmon/ Dwindling Alaska salmon leave Yukon River tribes in crisis AP News by Nathan Howard and Gillian Flaccus - October 2, 2021 STEVENS VILLAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a normal year, the smokehouses and drying racks that Alaska Natives use to prepare salmon to tide them through the winter would be heavy with fish meat, the fruits of a summer spent fishing on the Yukon River like generations before them. https://apnews.com/cb0c966f43e52fd9559857969f1203a0 International U.S. Coast Guard, Japanese Military conduct at-sea exercises Cordova Times - October 2, 2021 The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball’s crew lines the rails in anticipation of rendering honors to the Japan Navy Training Vessel Kashima during an at-sea exercise near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Sept. 20, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/10/02/u-s-coast-guard-japanese-military-conduct-at-sea-exercises/ Environment/Science $4M+ NOAA grant aids AOOS data collection Cordova Times - October 2, 2021 Data collection by the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) will be funded over the next five years through a cooperative agreement with NOAA’s U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, which includes a first- year grant award of $4,176,512. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/10/02/4m-noaa-grant-aids-aoos-data-collection/ FYI’s 2021 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit online December 6–December 9 Save the date! Due to COVID-related health concerns around the state, Alaska Sea Grant will hold the December 2021 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit online with a reduced agenda and registration cost. https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/2021-alaska-young-fishermens-summit/ 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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