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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor: Preliminary data shows dockside value of 2021 catch was nearly $644M Cordova Times by Laine Welch - November 16, 2021 It’s a fish trifecta for Alaska’s 2021 salmon season! The fishery produced the third highest catch, fish poundage and value on record dating back to 1975. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/11/16/fish-factor-preliminary-data-shows-dockside-value-of-2021-catch-was-nearly-644m/ Salmon Catch, Renewed Demand Buoy Alaska Marine’s 2021 Season Fishermen's News - November 17, 2021 Robust harvests of Alaska’s sockeye salmon, plus renewed restaurant demand and changes in consumer buying habits added up to a very good 2021 season for Alaska Marine Lines and the supporting Lynden companies. https://fishermensnews.com/salmon-catch-renewed-demand-buoys-amls-2021-season/ Harvesters Challenge Ban on Salmon Fishing in Federal Waters of Alaska’s Cook Inlet Fishermen's News - November 17, 2021 A NOAA Fisheries final rule prohibiting commercial salmon fishing in federal waters of Cook Inlet beginning in 2022 is being challenged in federal court in Alaska by three commercial fishermen represented by an Arlington, Virginia libertarian public interest law firm. https://fishermensnews.com/harvesters-challenge-ban-on-salmon-fishing-in-federal-waters-of-alaskas-cook-inlet/ Guest Commentary: How does the Bristol Bay wild sockeye salmon run keep breaking records? While there are a range of factors behind the health of the world's most valuable wild salmon fishery, science-based sustainable management is one of the keys. Intrafish by Michael Jackson - November 16, 2021 This week’s news that the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery is poised to set yet another record is a reminder of the remarkable fisheries management that has helped keep the run so healthy. https://www.intrafish.com/opinion/guest-commentary-how-does-the-bristol-bay-wild-sockeye-salmon-run-keep-breaking-records-/2-1-1098899 Environment/Science EPA sets timeline to weigh next steps related to Pebble Mine AP News - November 18, 2021 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it is extending through May a timeline to decide how or whether to proceed with proposed restrictions on mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which is known for its salmon runs. https://apnews.com/article/business-environment-and-nature-alaska-environment-us-environmental-protection-agency-9ab5ec309f9f3c4330f2b4f461415f88 FYI’s Polar Star Marks 25th Participation in Operation Deep Freeze Fishermen's News - November 17, 2021 Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, is off on its 25th journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, an annual joint military mission to resupply the U.S. Antarctic stations in support of the National Science Foundation, for the nation’s Antarctic Program. https://fishermensnews.com/polar-star-marks-25th-participation-in-operation-deep-freeze/ Aleutian Airways delays launch to Unalaska to 'tighten up' safety KUCB by Maggie Nelson - November 17, 2021 Aleutian Airways co-owner Kent Craford said the new carrier won’t be flying to and from Unalaska until next March. https://www.kucb.org/regional/2021-11-17/aleutian-airways-delays-launch-to-unalaska-to-tighten-up-safety 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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