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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Alaska Message from the Alaska Regional Administrator on New Strategic Plan Plan provides direction for Alaska Region to focus energy and resources over the next five years. NOAA Fisheries - September 6, 2022 A strategic plan can tell you a lot about an organization. It typically describes the mission and vision, and paints a broad picture of the major activities and goals. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/leadership-message/message-alaska-regional-administrator-new-strategic-plan International Russia Will Retain Status As World's Largest Producer. Exporter of Kamchatka Crabs In Years To Come SeafoodNews.com by Eugene Gerden - September 6, 2022 Russia will retain its status as the world’s largest producer and exporter of the Kamchatka crabs in years to come. That will take place by maintaining current production volumes and increasing exports to the Asia-Pacific market. According to Russian analysts, due to the ban on Kamchatka crab catch in Alaska this year, quotas for this most valuable type of crab will be distributed only in two countries -- in Russia (27,500 tons, which is 94% of the global volume) and Norway (1,800 tons). Due to the limited production volumes of Kamchatka crab this year, analysts expect prices for it will continue to grow in the global market at least this year. In the case of Russia, currently most of its Kamchatka crab is exported abroad, primarily to Asian countries. Due to sanctions pressure from the West, there is a high risk that the supplies to the EU countries and the U.S. may be suspended for an indefinite period of time. Of the 2.8 million tons of different crabs produced in the world, only 10% are valuable, including Kamchatka crabs. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1234233/Russia-Will-Retain-Status-As-Worlds-Largest-Producer-Exporter-of-Kamchatka-Crabs-In-Years-To-Come Environment/Science UW Study Supports ‘Safety in Numbers’ Hypothesis for Pacific Salmon Fishermen's News - September 6, 2022 A University of Washington study published in late June found that Pacific salmon in large groups face a lower risk of being consumed by predators, although for some salmon species that tradeoff means more competition for food. https://fishermensnews.com/article/uw-study-supports-safety-in-numbers-hypothesis-for-pacific-salmon/ EPA to Decide Next Steps on Alaska Mine Project by Dec. 2 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending until Dec. 2 the timeline to decide whether to proceed with proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. US News by Becky Bohrer, Associated Press - September 7, 2022, at 7:23 p.m. JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending until Dec. 2 the timeline to decide whether to proceed with proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2022-09-07/epa-to-decide-next-steps-on-alaska-mine-project-by-dec-2 Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/08/2022 NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by American Fisheries Act trawl catcher/processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2022 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to American Fisheries Act trawl catcher/processors in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/08/2022-19450/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutian FYI’s Salmonfest in Ninilchik, Alaska Alaska Public Media by Paul Twardock - September 7, 2022 Salmonfest is Alaska’s largest outdoor music festival held every year in Ninilchik Alaska. Around 8000 attendees, musicians, vendors, and volunteers gather for three days of music, camping, and celebrations and to protect salmon. For the past few years host, Paul Twardock roamed the festival grounds and nearby camping areas recording people’s experiences with the music, camping, and their connection to salmon. Interviewees include the festival producer Jim Stearns, Salmonfest radio host and Cook Inlet Keeper staff member Satchel Pondolfina and participants ranging from kids to retirees. Please enjoy this opportunity to learn what the big deal is about camping and music festivals! https://alaskapublic.org/2022/09/07/salmonfest-in-ninilchik-alaska/ Public Comment Sought on Reducing Mortality for Red King Crab, Snow Crab Fishermen's News - September 6, 2022 Federal fisheries managers are seeking public comment through Sept. 23 on how to reduce fishing-related mortality for Eastern Bering Sea snow crab and Bristol Bay red king crab. https://fishermensnews.com/article/public-comment-sought-on-reducing-mortality-for-red-king-crab-snow-crab/ 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. 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