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Alaska With low stocks and closures looming, Bering Sea crab fleet braces for another blow KUCB by Hope McKenney - September 14, 2021 For the City of Unalaska — home to the nation’s top fishing port — officials estimate the community will take about a half-million-dollar hit to the annual budget from the Bristol Bay red king crab closure. https://www.kucb.org/industry/2021-09-14/with-low-stocks-and-closures-looming-bering-sea-crab-fleet-braces-for-another-blow West Coast California’s disappearing salmon The drought, along with man-made impediments, has placed the state’s wild Chinook population at grave risk. Washington Post by Scott Wilson - September 13, 2021 HELLTOWN, Calif. — The name doesn’t seem to fit this quiet place set above a gentle swerve in Butte Creek, just an old span of bridge, some rusted-out mining equipment manufactured before this state was officially a state, and a seldom-used house. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/interactive/2021/california-disappearing-salmon/ Environment/Science New system pulls more than eight tonnes of plastic from Pacific Ocean Times Colonist by Carla Wilson - September 10, 2021 About eight tonnes of plastics have been hauled out of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the first of two six-week tests of a new trash-collecting system. https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/new-system-pulls-more-than-eight-tonnes-of-plastic-from-pacific-ocean-1.24356890 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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