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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Alaska Press Release: NOAA Federal Fishery Disasters — Opportunity for Public Comment ADF&G - May 25, 2022 (Juneau) — The Secretary of Commerce announced allocation of $144 million appropriated by Congress for fishery disasters, of which $131.8 million is for Alaska. Further detail regarding specific allocations and qualified fisheries may be found below and on the Department of Fish and Game's webpage https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=hottopics.fisherydisasters. https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=pressreleases.pr&release=2022_05_25 Environment/Science University of Washington research aiding salmon run forecasting in Alaska Seafood Source by National Fisherman - May 25, 2022 The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) and the University of Washington Alaska Salmon Program hosted a webinar on Thursday, 5 May, to present their 2022 salmon forecast for Bristol Bay, as well as ongoing research into run timing, environmental impacts, and fish and climate trends in the bay. https://www.seafoodsource.com/national-fisherman/university-of-washington-research-aiding-salmon-run-forecasting-in-alaska An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf Associated Press by Mark Thiessen - May 25, 2022 SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — In the cold, choppy waters of Alaska’s Resurrection Bay, all eyes were on the gray water, looking for one thing only. It wasn’t a spout from humpback whales that power through this scenic fjord, or a sea otter lazing on its back, munching a king crab. https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/An-ocean-first-Underwater-drone-tracks-CO2-in-17197940.php Federal Register Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/26/2022 NMFS announces the public meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) on June 8, 2022. This notice replaces an earlier document in the Federal Register on April 1, 2022 since the time for this meeting has changed. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/05/26/2022-11345/permanent-advisory-committee-to-advise-the-us-commissioners-to-the-western-and-central-pacific FYI’s Pacific Fishery Management Council Meets June 8-14 Fishermen's News - May 24, 2022 Federal fisheries managers meeting in Vancouver, Washington, June 8-14 have several key items on their agenda, including final action to adopt harvest specifications, management measures and exempted fishing permits for the 2023-2024 groundfish fisheries. https://fishermensnews.com/pacific-fishery-management-council-meets-june-8-14/ AFDF hires new staff, grows organizational capacity National Fisherman by Jose Antunes - May 25, 2022 The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) recently hired two new staff members with more staff on the way until August, to help research and development in the Alaska seafood industry. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/afdf-hires-new-staff-grows-organizational-capacity 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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