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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Alaska Board of Fish adds Chignik, Inlet sockeye issues to March agenda Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - October 27, 2021 Upper Cook Inlet setnetters may get some changes from the Alaska Board of Fisheries sooner rather than later. NOAA Fisheries Implementing Amendment 14 in Alaska’s Cook Inlet The amendment will affect the Cook Inlet commercial salmon fishing season. This action does not close any salmon fishing in state waters. NOAA Fisheries - November 2, 2021 NOAA Fisheries issued a final rule to implement Amendment 14 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Salmon Fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska (Salmon FMP). The Final Rule, which filed in the Federal Register today, prohibits commercial salmon fishing in the federal waters of Cook Inlet. This area is 3 nautical miles to 200 nautical miles off Alaska and is referred to as the Cook Inlet Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). FYI’s Ocean Beauty Hires Jeff Gernand as West Coast Sales Manager by Peggy Parker - November 4, 2021 Jeff Gernand has been tapped as Ocean Beauty Seafoods new Regional Sales Manager, replacing Cheri Rhodes who recently announced her retirement. Ocean Beauty made the announcement on Tuesday. Gernand has over 26 years of retail seafood experience, most recently handling national retail sales for Slade Gorton. He started his career cutting meat and seafood, then assisted in opening 150+ stores while running meat and seafood departments across the Southwest and Midwest. He has held several key seafood department management roles in his career. “We are thrilled to add someone with Jeff’s experience to the Ocean Beauty team,” said Ron Christianson, Ocean Beauty’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “He will be a great asset as we continue to introduce new products and develop new customers.” Gernand will be based in Phoenix. Christianson also expressed his thanks to Rhodes as she retires from Ocean Beauty. “In the past two years, Cheri has done an excellent job for the company, including significant sales growth each year and in strengthening customer relationships,” said Christianson. “We all wish her the best as she enjoys her well-earned retirement.” Ocean Beauty Seafoods began in 1910 and today is one of the largest seafood companies in North America. They operate seven seafood distribution locations across the Western United States, and two smoking and processing plants in Washington state. The company’s ownership includes a group of veteran seafood executives and the Bristol Bay Economic Development Council, a community development quota group that supports economic development in Western Alaska villages. Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: 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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