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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Alaska Halibut commission raises most Alaska harvest limits for 2022 Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - February 9, 2022 An uptick in halibut stocks along much of the Pacific coast means increases in total catch limits in every region of Alaska this year. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2022-02-09/halibut-commission-raises-most-alaska-harvest-limits-2022 Fish and Game forecasts fair to poor sockeye runs for Cook Inlet, Copper River Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elwood Brehmer - February 9, 2022 State biologists are projecting a mixed bag of returns this spring and summer for Southcentral’s popular sockeye salmon fisheries. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2022-02-09/fish-and-game-forecasts-fair-poor-sockeye-runs-cook-inlet-copper-river International Alaska lawmakers criticize US approach toward Russian seafood imports National Fisherman by Laine Welch - February 8, 2022 Lawmakers from the U.S. state of Alaska are criticizing U.S. trade policies they claim undermine the state’s seafood exports. https://www.seafoodsource.com/national-fisherman/alaska-lawmakers-criticize-us-approach-toward-russian-seafood-imports Russian government makes big investment in fishery science vessels Seafood Source by Ivan Stupachenko - February 9, 2022 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a government decree allocating RUB 23 billion (USD 301.8 million, EUR 263.6 million) to construct a large-capacity scientific fishery ship to be built through 2026. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/russian-government-makes-big-investment-in-fishery-science-vessels Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/10/2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Pacific Northwest Crab Industry Advisory Committee (PNCIAC) will meet March 2, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/02/10/2022-02843/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Operating as Catcher Vessels Using Pot Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/10/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by non-American Fisheries Act (AFA) crab vessels that are subject to sideboard limits, and operating as catcher vessels (CVs) using pot gear, in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2022 sideboard limit established for non-AFA crab vessels that are operating as CVs using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/02/10/2022-02845/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-non-american-fisheries-act-crab FYI’s Alaska Airlines plans to expand service to Kodiak this summer KMXT by Kirsten Dobroth - February 9, 2022 Alaska Airlines will be increasing the number of flights between Kodiak and Anchorage this summer, and residents will also see a change in the type of plane flying into the state-run airport. https://kmxt.org/2022/02/alaska-airlines-plans-to-expand-service-to-kodiak-this-summer/ 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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