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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Alaska Run Forecasts and Harvest Projections for 2022 Alaska Salmon Fisheries and Review of the 2021 Season Published Alaska Native News by Alaska Department of Fish and Game - April 20, 2022 (Juneau) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced publication of the annual statewide salmon run forecast and commercial harvest projection report: Run Forecasts and Harvest Projections for 2022 Alaska Salmon Fisheries and Review of the 2021 Season. https://alaska-native-news.com/run-forecasts-and-harvest-projections-for-2022-alaska-salmon-fisheries-and-review-of-the-2021-season-published/61143/ Local boat looks to Unalaska’s youth in hopes of revitalizing island’s fishery KUCB by Maggie Nelson - April 19, 2022 It was still dark at Unalaska’s Robert Storrs Small Boat Harbor, just before 5 a.m. on a fair spring morning. Normally, Dustan Dickerson and his three-man crew would be warming up the engine of the 54-foot Raven Bay by now so they could head out a few miles to haul and set cod pots, eat, sleep and repeat for a couple days before returning home. https://www.kucb.org/industry/2022-04-19/local-boat-looks-to-unalaskas-youth-in-hopes-of-revitalizing-islands-fishery DFO Delays April 24 Snow Crab Opening In Crab Fishing Area 3C Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - April 21, 2022 On Wednesday Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced that they would be delaying the opening of snow crab fishing area 3C. “Harvesters should continue to monitor Notice to Fishers for further information regarding the opening date,” the notice from the DFO reads. “The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2022-029 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-034 comes into effect on April 21, 2022.” The Notice to Fishers can be found here. It was previously announced that fishing in the 3C area would begin April 24 and run through June 30. The 3C area is part of the 3K NAFO Division, which was allotted a quota of 9,840 tonnes for the 2022 season, a 32% increase for the area from 2021. Looking specifically at 3C, the quota for that area is 550 tonnes. The snow crab season in Newfoundland and Labrador kicked off on April 4 for NAFO Division 3LNO, 3Ps, and 4R3Pn. The 3D and 4 crab management area in NAFO Division 3K began on April 14 and 3A began on April 18. 3B, 3C, and 3BC were scheduled to begin April 24. Some areas have already been closed. The snow crab fishery in CFA 12D, with a quota of 29 tonnes, closed on April 13 for the season. CFA 11E closed on April 16 as fishers already met the 190 tonnes quota. Both of those areas were operating under a harvesting cap system after exceeding their allocations in 2021. As a result, the DFO decided that the overage amounts would be deducted from the 2022 fleet allocations. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1223966/DFO-Delays-April-24-Snow-Crab-Opening-In-Crab-Fishing-Area-3C International Fisheries Council of Canada launches consumer guide, calls for adoption of Blue Economy initiative Seafood Source by Cliff White - April 19, 2022 The Fisheries Council of Canada, a trade group representing Canada’s wild-capture seafood industry, has issued a new guide to Canadian seafood geared toward Canadian consumers. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/fisheries-council-of-canada-launches-consumer-guide-calls-for-adoption-of-blue-economy-initiative B.C. conservation group moves thousands of salmon that will produce millions of eggs Human-propelled salmon run carries spawning salmon to upper reaches of Shawnigan Creek on Vancouver Island The Canadian Press by Katharine Lake Berz - April 20, 2022 Tim Kulchyski says salmon used to be so plentiful off Vancouver Island that they would shake his Cowichan ancestors’ dugout canoes as they collided in the waters of the Salish Sea. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-conservation-group-moves-thousands-of-salmon-that-will-produce-millions-of-eggs Environment/Science State Biologists Brace for Alaska’s Copper River Salmon Opener Fishermen's News - April 20, 2022 Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists for the Copper River District, with a commercial 2022 forecast of 716,000 sockeyes and 211,000 coho salmon, say that they’ll issue their first announcement from the department’s Cordova office between April 30 and May 7. https://fishermensnews.com/state-biologists-brace-for-alaskas-copper-river-salmon-opener/ 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. 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