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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Alaska Board votes down out-of-cycle proposal for Cook Inlet set-netters KDLL by Sabine Poux - April 4, 2022 A split Board of Fisheries rejected a proposal from one of its members last week to loosen restrictions on Cook Inlet set-netters in 2022 — a bid to give set-netters some relief until the next regularly scheduled meeting on Upper Cook Inlet in 2024. https://www.kdll.org/local-news/2022-04-04/board-votes-down-out-of-cycle-proposal-for-cook-inlet-set-netters National DHS more than doubles H-2B visa allocation for final six months of 2022 Seafood Source by Steve Bittenbender - April 4, 2022 Once again, the U.S. federal government has announced a short-term expansion of the H-2B visa program, which non-agricultural businesses – including seafood processors – use to hire foreign workers to fill temporary but essential positions. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/dhs-more-than-doubles-h-2b-visa-allocation-for-final-six-months-of-2022 Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - How Reliant is the U.S. on Russian Origin Whitefish? TradexFoods - April 4, 2022 Last week we showed you how much non-Russian whitefish remained to be harvested globally which now begs the questions: - How Much Russian Origin Whitefish is Imported in the US? - How Reliant is the US on Russian Origin Whitefish? Based on foreign trade data for 2021, total Russian origin Pacific Cod, Atlantic Cod, Pollock, and Haddock imports into the U.S. is estimated between 25,000 to... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuw7RPCyflI FYI’s ASLC honors five as Alaska Ocean Leaders Cordova Times - April 2, 2022 Senior wildlife biologist Robert Suydam of the North Slop Borough’s Wildlife Management Department and four others were to be honored on Thursday, March 31, by the Alaska SeaLife Center, in a virtual ceremony of the 2022 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/04/02/aslc-honors-five-as-alaska-ocean-leaders/ 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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