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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Alaska Halibut stocks show some positive signs KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - December 8, 2021 The commission that oversees fisheries for halibut from Alaska to California last week heard a little more positive outlook on the future of those fish. https://www.kfsk.org/2021/12/08/halibut-stocks-show-some-positive-signs/ More than 70M sockeye expected in Bristol Bay next year Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elwood Brehmer - December 8, 2021 If the forecasts are close to accurate, this year’s Bristol Bay sockeye run won’t be a record for long. Biology teams with University of Washington and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game both expect more than 70 million sockeye to return to Bristol Bay for the first time in recorded history. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2021-12-08/more-70m-sockeye-expected-bristol-bay-next-year International Feds Seek Authority to Combat IUU Fishing With Other Nations Fishermen's News - December 8, 2021 A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office recommends that the Defense Department determine whether it has authority to continue working with other nations to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing at sea. https://fishermensnews.com/feds-seek-authority-to-combat-iuu-fishing-with-other-nations/ Environment/Science Retreating glaciers could create new salmon habitat, B.C. study shows SFU researchers say over 6,000 km of new streams could be accessible to the fish by 2100 The Canadian Press - December 7, 2021 The retreat of glaciers in the Pacific mountains of British Columbia and Alaska could produce thousands of kilometres of potential new salmon habitat, a study led by researchers at Simon Fraser University shows. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/glaciers-salmon-habitat-1.6276784 Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Hook-and-Line Catcher/Processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/09/2021 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by hook-and-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2021 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to hook-and-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/09/2021-26673/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-hook-and-line-catcherprocessors 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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