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Thursday, February 24, 2022

West Coast Washington DNR Offers New Salmon Recovery Plan Fishermen's News - February 23, 2022 A 10-year “tree-to-sea” plan is underway for Washington state’s Snohomish River watershed, to boost salmon habitat for as many as 16 populations of salmonids listed as endangered or threatened, an issue that impacts the entire marine food web up to Puget Sound’s iconic orcas. https://fishermensnews.com/washington-dnr-offers-new-salmon-recovery-plan/ International Russia’s Fishery Shipowners Association awarded MSC certification following battle with Pollock Catchers Association Seafood Source by Emma Desrochers - February 22, 2022 Marine Stewardship Council certification has been awarded to Russia’s Fishery Shipowners Association (FSA), with members including the Russian Fishery Company (RFC), for the Sea of Okhotsk pollock fishery. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/russias-fishery-shipowners-association-awarded-msc-certification-following-battle-with-pollock-catchers-association Environment/Science Glaciers’ retreat could open new Alaska salmon habitat National Fisherman by Kirk Moore - February 21, 2022 Melting glaciers in the U.S. state of Alaska and the Canadian province of British Columbia could open up new habitat for Pacific salmon – conceivably almost equal to the length of the Mississippi River – by 2100, under one scenario of “moderate” climate change. https://www.seafoodsource.com/national-fisherman/glaciers-retreat-could-open-new-alaska-salmon-habitat New Bristol Bay Protection Plan Launched Fishermen's News - February 23, 2022 Bristol Bay commercial fishermen have launched two new campaigns against the proposed Pebble mine, which would extract copper, gold and molybdenum from land abutting the Bristol Bay watershed. https://fishermensnews.com/new-bristol-bay-protection-plan-launched/

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