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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Alaska City prepares to tighten purse strings as fish tax revenues take hit KUCB by Theo Greenly - October 13, 2021 City Manager Erin Reinders told council members that the recent red king crab closure, and major reductions in the snow crab fishery, will cost the city approximately $2.7 million in lost revenue. https://www.kucb.org/government/2021-10-13/city-prepares-to-tighten-purse-strings-as-fish-tax-revenues-take-hit Trawler bycatch debate heats up after dismal 2021 returns Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - October 12, 2021 Fishermen are calling for state and federal fisheries managers to make changes to salmon bycatch limits for trawlers as chinook salmon numbers plummet across Alaska. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2021-10-12/trawler-bycatch-debate-heats-after-dismal-2021-returns National Biden administration addressing port congestion woes Seafood Source by Christine Blank - October 13, 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden is meeting with public and private industry leaders on Wednesday, 13 October, with the goal of using federal action to ease shipping delays before the end-of-year holiday season. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/biden-administration-addressing-port-congestion-woes Environment/Science No apparent shortage of prey for southern resident killer whales in Canadian waters during summer UBC News - October 12, 2021 A popular belief that there are fewer Chinook salmon during the summer in Canadian waters for southern resident killer whales, compared to an abundance of fish for northern resident killer whales, has been debunked by a study led by scientists at the University of British Columbia. https://news.ubc.ca/2021/10/12/no-apparent-shortage-of-prey-for-southern-resident-killer-whales-in-canadian-waters/?utm_campaign=MR+-+NR&utm_content=1634054420&utm_medium=sprout&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR045hSHZ1UJfLoxH8AFovBn-L1dEFTS-_2aqsNyA4MYa0bCAIRaB8PCdUw In Memoriam PSPA extends our deepest sympathies to the family. We recognize and honor Clem Tillion for his public service and contributions to our industry. Clem Tillion, Former State Legislator Who Influenced Alaska’s Oil Boom and Fisheries, Dies at 96 Anchorage Daily News by James Brooks - October 14, 2021 Clem Tillion, a longtime state legislator who influenced state fisheries policy and the creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund, died this week at age 96. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2021/10/13/clem-tillion-former-state-legislator-who-influenced-alaskas-oil-boom-and-fisheries-dies-at-96/ *Requires Subscription FYI’s 40 Years of Fish: ASMI Celebrates 40th Anniversary Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute - October 12, 2021 This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Established via Alaska state statute in 1981, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has spent the last four decades bringing together expertise across all aspects of Alaska’s iconic seafood industry to navigate changes at home and abroad ensuring Alaska’s wild seafood resource retains its competitive advantage in global markets. https://www.alaskaseafood.org/news/40-years-of-fish-asmi-celebrates-40th-anniversary/ GCI crews break ground in Unalaska in preparation for Aleutians Fiber Project KUCB by Hope McKenney - October 12, 2021 GCI crews began construction in Unalaska Tuesday in preparation to bring fiber optic broadband to the island. https://www.kucb.org/regional/2021-10-12/gci-crews-break-ground-in-unalaska-in-preparation-for-aleutians-fiber-project 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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