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Alaska Seine season brings ‘bright light’ to struggling fleet Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - September 17, 2021 In a year when the fishery was shut down for 16 days, inflicting economic pain on gillnetters, the seine season proved a bright light overall for commercial salmon harvesters, said Chelsea Haisman, executive director of Cordova District Fishermen United. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/09/17/seine-season-brings-bright-light-to-struggling-fleet/ After 66 years, Eklutna River will run uninterrupted Village chief: We notice the salmon notice and the bears notice Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - September 17, 2021 Water releases down the Eklutna River in Southcentral Alaska will allow the river to run uninterrupted from its headwaters to the sea for the first time in 66 years. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/09/17/after-66-years-eklutna-river-will-run-uninterrupted/ SEITC funded for fish consumption project Cordova Times - September 17, 2021 A federal grant will fund efforts of the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission and Wrangell Cooperative Association to collect data on the amount of fish and other seafood consumed by indigenous people who reside in Wrangell. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/09/17/seitc-funded-for-fish-consumption-project/ National GAPP announces new pollock partnerships Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - September 17, 2021 Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) has announced 16 partners that will benefit from USD 1.6 million (EUR 1.36 million) in funding to market existing items and develop new products from Alaska pollock. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/gapp-announces-new-pollock-partnerships Environment/Science EPA takes new steps to protect Bristol Bay Regan: Pollution would disproportionately impact Alaska Natives Cordova Times - Margaret Bauman - September 18, 2021 Efforts to protect the Bristol Bay watershed from potential mining pollution that would affect the world’s largest run of wild sockeye salmon are back in the spotlight, with the Environmental Protection Agency seeking ensure a long-term solution. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/09/18/epa-takes-new-steps-to-protect-bristol-bay/ FYI’s Press Release: Seafood at your fingertips: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute launches new website Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute - September 15, 2021 The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute announces its new, visually stunning and mobile-friendly website at alaskaseafood.org. The site combines two previously separate websites (alaskaseafood.org and wildalaskaseafood.com) into one fully integrated online home, creating a single hub for information on Alaska seafood. https://mailchi.mp/alaskaseafood/for-release-alaska-seafood-launches-new-website?e=fd023624e1 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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