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Environment/Science Backyard Buoys to Help Support Blue Economy Fishermen's News - November 9, 2022 A new effort to gather wave data to enhance the blue economy, including maritime activities, food security and coastal hazard protection, is underway with National Science Foundation (NSF) funds to improve ocean data access for Indigenous communities. https://fishermensnews.com/backyard-buoys-to-help-support-blue-economy/ Geosciences seminar Nov. 28: Impact of glacier change in coastal Alaska Boise State University - November 9, 2022 The Boise State Department of Geosciences presents an in-person seminar, “Impact of glacier change on communities and ecosystems in coastal Alaska” with Eran Hood from the University of Alaska Southeast at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022 in the Micron Center for Materials Research, Room 106. https://www.boisestate.edu/news/2022/11/09/geosciences-seminar-nov-28-impact-of-glacier-change-in-coastal-alaska/ Labeling and Marketing 2022 ASMI meeting: As seafood prices near ‘retail ceiling’, Walmart, Whole Foods reps have a warning Undercurrent News is covering the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's 'All Hands' meeting, the first held live since 2019 Undercurrent News by Jason Smith - November 9, 2022 GIRDWOOD, Alaska, US -- Harvesters, processors, seafood executives and those charged with promoting the salmon, whitefish, shellfish and other species caught in the US state of Alaska have converged at the Alyeska Resort to discuss the year's performance. Undercurrent News is covering the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's "All Hands" meeting, the first held live since 2019. This year's event will include an update on the state's fisheries, news from the group's overseas marketing representatives, and meetings of ASMI's species, marketing and operational committees, among others. https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2022/11/09/2022-asmi-meeting-lack-of-ukrainian-workers-hit-processing-plants-hard/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/10/2022 NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2022 Atka mackerel incidental catch allowance (ICA) for the Bering Sea subarea and Eastern Aleutian district (BS/EAI) to the Amendment 80 cooperative allocation for the BS/EAI in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2022 total allowable catch of Atka mackerel in the BSAI to be fully harvested. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/11/10/2022-24563/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reallocation-of-atka-mackerel-in-the-bering-sea Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Halibut Abundance-Based Management of Amendment 80 Prohibited Species Catch Limit A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/09/2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted Amendment 123 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) for review. If approved, Amendment 123 would amend regulations governing Pacific halibut ( Hippoglossus stenolepis) (halibut) prohibited species catch (PSC), or bycatch, limits in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) to link the halibut PSC limit for the Amendment 80 commercial groundfish trawl fleet in the BSAI groundfish fisheries to halibut abundance. This action is necessary to comply with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). In particular, National Standard 9 and National Standard 1 require fishery management plans to minimize halibut PSC to the extent practicable while achieving optimum yield in the BSAI groundfish fisheries on a continuing basis. Further, National Standard 4 requires fishery management plans to ensure that when it becomes necessary to allocate or assign fishing privileges among various U.S. fishermen, such allocation shall be fair and equitable, reasonably calculated to promote conservation, and carried out in such manner that no particular individual, corporation, or other entity acquires an excessive share of such privileges. National Standard 8 requires that conservation and management measures take into account the importance of fishery resources to fishing communities by utilizing economic and social data that are based upon the best scientific information available in order to provide for the sustained participation of such communities and, to the extent practicable, minimize adverse economic impacts on such communities. Amendment 123 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the BSAI FMP, and other applicable laws. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/11/09/2022-24418/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-bering-sea-and-aleutian-islands-halibut FYI’s Bristol Bay 2022 Seattle Salmon Week November 14-20 BristolBaySockeye.org - November 2022 Celebrate wild salmon straight from Bristol Bay, Alaska! Seattle area restaurants will feature Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon dishes on their menus Nov. 14-20. Visit participating restaurants to support American fishing families and healthy sustainable seafood with your fork order one of the exclusive Bristol Bay sockeye salmon creations and join the conversation using #BristolBaySockeyeSalmonWeek and tagging @BristolBaySockeyeSalmon. https://bristolbaysockeye.org/seattle-salmon-week-2022/ Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: email@example.com; 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.