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Monday, September 27, 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. ***********************************


Alaska PWS harvests exceed 69M salmon Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - September 25, 2021 Late season harvesters were still pulling in coho salmon in Prince William Sound in mid-September, with the preliminary Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s estimated harvest rising to 224,000 silvers, up from 199,000 a week ago. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/09/25/pws-harvests-exceed-69m-salmon/ Tanner crab abundance growing in Westward region of Alaska Cordova Times by Laine Welch - September 25, 2021 Unlike in the Bering Sea, there’s good news for crab in the Gulf of Alaska. A huge cohort of Tanner crab that biologists have been tracking in the Westward region for three years showed up again in this summer’s survey. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/09/25/tanner-crab-abundance-growing-in-westward-region-of-alaska/ West Coast High material, transportation costs continue to impact US seafood industry Seafood Source by Christine Blank - September 24, 2021 The latest in a long line of transportation snags affecting the seafood industry is gridlock at ports in the U.S. state of California, which has created supply chain woes for importers of products from China and other major seafood-supplying nations. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/high-material-transportation-costs-continue-to-impact-us-seafood-industry FYI’s Board of Fisheries meets Oct. 20-21 in Anchorage Cordova Times - September 25, 2021 The agenda for the Alaska Board of Fisheries work session at the Egan Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage Oct. 20-21 may include topics ranging from the election of officers and agenda change requests to petitions, but no regulatory action will be taken. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/09/25/board-of-fisheries-meets-oct-20-21-in-anchorage/ Coast Guard study evaluates coastal waterway usage to determine future navigation protocols U.S. Coast Guard - September 24, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard requests public participation during the Pacific Coast Port Access Route Study (PAC-PARS). Federal register notices for the PAC-PARS have been opened for comment. Comments and related materials must be received on or before Jan. 25, 2022. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2f46c84 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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