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Alaska Sockeye salmon run in Bristol Bay Alaska sets all-time record National Fisherman by Cliff White - July 29, 2022 The sockeye salmon run in Bristol Bay, Alaska, U.S.A. has surpassed 76 million fish, setting an all-time record. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/sockeye-salmon-run-in-bristol-bay-alaska-sets-all-time-record-1659122292625 The inner workings of the world’s largest sockeye salmon hatchery Anchorage Daily News by Ned Rozell - July 30, 2022 EAST FORK OF THE GULKANA RIVER — In late summer, a few months before this mossy valley will feel the sting of 40-below air, bright red salmon dart through a crystal-clear pool amid fragrant green vegetation. The Gulkana Hatchery has a Garden of Eden feel, which is fitting since millions of sockeye salmon begin life here each year. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2022/07/30/the-inner-workings-of-the-worlds-largest-sockeye-salmon-hatchery/ “Chumpocalypse” at OBI Seafoods KFSK by Katherine Monahan - July 29, 2022 In Petersburg, the chum salmon from several hatcheries have all come in at once to OBI Seafoods processing plant. Workers are averaging 17-hour shifts to keep up with a volume they say they’ve never seen before. https://www.kfsk.org/2022/07/29/chumpocalypse-at-obi-seafoods/ West Coast New Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Proposed for IPHC Area 2A Fishermen's News - July 27, 2022 NOAA Fisheries has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to create a permitting system for the Pacific halibut commercial and recreational charter halibut fisheries in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Area 2A offshore of Washington Oregon and California. https://fishermensnews.com/new-halibut-catch-sharing-plan-proposed-for-iphc-area-2a/ Labeling and Marketing Pacific whiting receives Alaska's RFM eco-label, the first certified fishery outside of the state Companies that operate in the Pacific whiting fishery include American Seafoods, Glacier Fish Co. and Trident Seafoods. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - July 29, 2022 Alaska's Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) sustainable seafood certification program has certified its first fishery operating outside of Alaska. https://www.intrafish.com/sustainability/pacific-whiting-receives-alaskas-rfm-eco-label-the-first-certified-fishery-outside-of-the-state/2-1-1268837 FYI’s New MSC US Program Director Nicole Condon: US must lead on seafood sustainability Seafood Source by Cliff White - July 28, 2022 On Thursday, 28 June, Nicole Condon was named Marine Stewardship Council’s U.S. program director, replacing Eric Critchlow, who is retiring after a 48-year career in the seafood industry. Condon, who will begin in her new role 1 August, will oversee MSC’s fisheries, commercial, marketing, and communications strategies in the United States. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/msc-s-new-us-program-director-nicole-condon-us-must-play-vital-role-in-sustainable-seafood-movement 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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