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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Alaska Demand Remains High for Limited Commercial Catch of Copper River Salmon Fishermen's News - June 1, 2022 Consumer appetites remain high for limited pounds of Copper River king and sockeye salmon, which are fetching up to $114.95 a pound and $79.95 a pound respectively in some retail markets, data show. https://fishermensnews.com/demand-remains-high-for-limited-commercial-catch-of-copper-river-reds-kings/ Alaska salmon LIVE UPDATES: Bristol Bay comes online Follow along to get the latest news on Alaska's wild salmon season this year in one convenient roundup. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - May 31, 2022 The 2022 Alaska salmon season has officially started, and that means our full-season coverage kicks off as well. https://www.intrafish.com/salmon/alaska-salmon-live-updates-bristol-bay-comes-online/2-1-1219230 Econ 919 — Divvying up disaster dollars KDLL by Sabine Poux - May 29, 2022 A $131.8 million package of federal relief funds is heading to Alaska fishermen and researchers to offset what are known as fishery disasters in the state. https://www.kdll.org/local-news/2022-05-29/econ-919-divvying-up-disaster-dollars Bill to combat Alaska’s invasive species falls short in Legislature Despite wide consensus about the environmental threat, the bill died without a Senate floor vote Cordova Times by Yereth Rosen, The Alaska Beacon - May 29, 2022 Invasive species, according to wide consensus in Alaska, pose big threats to native fish, plants, terrestrial animals and even people’s safety and thus merit some vigorous preventive and response actions. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/05/29/bill-to-combat-alaskas-invasive-species-falls-short-in-legislature/ ADF&G approves third 12-hour Copper River opener Bering River District also opens for 12-hour commercial drift gillnet fishing period Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - May 27, 2022 Even as the first harvests of wild caught Copper River salmon were being celebrated in Seattle and Anchorage, with just 30,360 fish landed in the first two openers, fishermen and processors alike were hoping for a better catch in the latest 12-hour opener on Thursday, May 26. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/05/27/adfg-approves-third-12-hour-copper-river-opener/ Legislative Update: Cordova fares well in budget passed by Legislature Cordova Times by Rep. Louise Stutes - May 27, 2022 Dear Friends and Neighbors, I wanted to provide a recap on the budget, as well as other legislation in play during the last week of session. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/05/27/legislative-update-cordova-fares-well-in-budget-passed-by-legislature/ Environment/Science Research Shows Growing Kelp Helps Reduce Ocean Acidification Fishermen's News - June 1, 2022 Researchers at Stony Brook University in southeastern New York say their studies show that the presence of kelp, already recognized as a nutritious food source for people and marine life, significantly reduces ocean acidification, which is a result of climate change. https://fishermensnews.com/research-shows-growing-kelp-helps-reduce-ocean-acidification/ Labeling and Marketing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Monthly Update ASMI - May 2022 Building Momentum, Upcoming Events, Alaska Seafood in the News, New Resources, ASMI Activities... https://mailchi.mp/alaskaseafood/asmi-monthly-marketing-update-may-2022?e=fd023624e1 Federal Register Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2022 Harvest Specifications for Pacific Whiting, and 2022 Pacific Whiting Tribal Allocation A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/02/2022 NMFS issues this final rule to implement the 2022 Pacific whiting fishery under the authority of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 (Whiting Act), and other applicable laws. This rule implements the domestic 2022 harvest specifications for Pacific whiting including the 2022 tribal allocation for the Pacific whiting fishery, the non-tribal sector allocations, and set-asides for incidental mortality in research activities and non-groundfish fisheries. These measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, achieve optimum yield, ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available, and provide for the implementation of tribal treaty fishing rights. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/06/02/2022-11728/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-fisheries-off-west-coast-states-pacific-coast-groundfish-fishery Proposed Determination To Prohibit and Restrict the Use of Certain Waters Within Defined Areas as Disposal Sites; Pebble Deposit Area, Southwest Alaska A Notice by the Environmental Protection Agency on 05/26/2022 Pursuant to Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 is requesting public comments on its 2022 Proposed Determination to prohibit and restrict the use of certain waters in the South Fork Koktuli River (SFK), North Fork Koktuli River (NFK), and Upper Talarik Creek (UTC) watersheds as disposal sites for the discharge of dredged or fill material associated with mining the Pebble deposit, a copper-, gold-, and molybdenum-bearing ore body located in Southwest, Alaska. EPA Region 10 also is announcing public hearings on this proposed determination. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/05/26/2022-10976/proposed-determination-to-prohibit-and-restrict-the-use-of-certain-waters-within-defined-areas-as 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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