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Monday, September 11, 2023

Alaska PWS purse seine fisheries anticipated to close Sept. 15 Cordova Times - September 8, 2023 State fisheries officials are advising commercial harvesters to confirm their market prior to fishing, as Prince William Sound purse seine fisheries are anticipated to close for the season next Friday, Sept. 15. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/09/08/pws-purse-seine-fisheries-anticipated-to-close-sept-15/ National Announcing the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program 2023 Awards Saving Seafood from NOAA Fisheries - September 10, 2023 NOAA Fisheries has awarded approximately $2.5 million to 14 projects under the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program. Five of these projects are in the Greater Atlantic Region. https://www.savingseafood.org/news/management-regulation/announcing-the-bycatch-reduction-engineering-program-2023-awards/ FYI’s New program teaches ammonia refrigeration technology Cordova Times - September 8, 2023 Alaska Sea Grant is partnering with the consulting firm iWorkWise and the Alaska Research Consortium (ARC) to offer training in Kodiak toward becoming a professional ammonia refrigeration operator. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/09/08/new-program-teaches-ammonia-refrigeration-technology/ Join Us! Fishermen's Fall Festival Port of Seattle Sep 30, 2023 Date/Time Sep 30, 2023 ; 11:00am - 6:00pm Join us for the return of the North Pacific Fishing Fleet at Fishermen's Terminal and celebrate the commercial seafood industry at the heart of Seattle’s history. Attendees can expect a variety of fun and educational activities that bring to life the unique character of the historic Fishermen’s Terminal. Activities include free public tours of a 100-year-old halibut schooner and Lake Washington Ship Canal, and a variety of children's activities. https://www.portseattle.org/events/join-us-fishermens-fall-festival Traditional practices blended with modern life jacket technology seen as boosting fishing safety in Alaska Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - September 10, 2023 Even as safety has improved vastly in the Alaska fishing industry overall, harvesters who operate from small, open skiffs continue to face risks. https://alaskabeacon.com/briefs/traditional-practices-blended-with-modern-life-jacket-technology-seen-as-boosting-fishing-safety/ 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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