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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Alaska Salmon season winds down with ‘middle of the road’ statewide harvest See the salmon stats here. Juneau Empire by Clarise Larson - October 5, 2022 Despite record-breaking sockeye harvests in Bristol Bay, data and experts point to an overall mediocre salmon harvest in Alaska for the 2022 season. https://www.juneauempire.com/news/salmon-season-winds-down-with-middle-of-the-road-statewide-harvest/ International Planet Tracker: Traceability could increase seafood industry profits by 60 percent Seafood Source by Mark Godfrey - October 3, 2022 A small investment in seafood traceability could boost the industry’s profitability by 60 percent, according to a new report by financial think tank Planet Tracker. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/improved-traceability-could-increase-global-seafood-profits-by-60-percent Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Revisions to the Economic Data Reports Requirements; Amendment 52 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/06/2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted Amendment 52 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (Crab FMP) to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) for review. If approved, Amendment 52 would remove third-party data verification audits and blind formatting requirements for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) crab fisheries Economic Data Report (EDR). Amendment 52 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the Crab FMP, and other applicable laws. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/10/06/2022-21802/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-revisions-to-the-economic-data-reports FYI’s Crab Rebuilding Issues on NPFMC’s Oct. 9-10 Agenda Fishermen's News - October 5, 2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is set to hear reports on shellfish stocks and adopt acceptable biological catch limits and overfishing limits during its Oct. 6-11 meeting in Anchorage. https://fishermensnews.com/crab-rebuilding-issues-on-npfmcs-oct-9-10-agenda/ Seafood Summit Energizes Local, Regional Seafood Entities Fishermen's News - October 5, 2022 A local seafood summit designed to strengthen community-based seafood systems at the local, regional and national levels has concluded in Alaska, energizing a group of small boat harvesters, researchers, marketers and others to continue building on community-based seafood systems. https://fishermensnews.com/seafood-summit-energizes-local-regional-seafood-entities/ 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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