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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Alaska Alaska’s 2021 salmon harvest has blown past the season’s forecast Anchorage Daily News by Laine Welch | Fish Factor - August 30, 2021 Alaska’s 2021 salmon harvest has blown past the forecast and by August 27 had topped 201 million fish, well above the 190 million projected at the start of the season. https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2021/08/30/alaskas-2021-salmon-harvest-has-blown-past-the-seasons-forecast/ IB 21-39: Notice of Alaska Observer Requirements for the Partial Coverage Fleet Effective September 1, 2021 NOAA Fisheries - August 27, 2021 Notice of a Fishery Management Action Observers are an essential component of commercial fishing operations and provide critical information that is necessary to keep fisheries open and to provide sustainable seafood to our nation. In response to widely available vaccines, increased transportation availability, and the removal of health and travel mandates in most communities, NOAA Fisheries has identified that most ports in Alaska have current travel and lodging conditions that allow observers to meet and maintain applicable health and travel advisories for deployment into the commercial fisheries. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/bulletin/ib-21-39-notice-alaska-observer-requirements-partial-coverage-fleet-effective Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/31/2021 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) Ecosystem Committee will meet September 15, 2021. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/08/31/2021-18691/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting FYI’s Governor Dunleavy Names Rich Riggs, Mark Palmer to ASMI Board SeafoodNews.com by Peggy Parker - August 30, 2021 Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy named Rich Riggs of Silver Bay Seafoods and Mark Palmer of OBI Seafoods to serve on Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Board of Directors. Both men have served previously on ASMI’s Board. Palmer was originally appointed by Governor Frank Murkowski as the first Board President following ASMI’s reorganization in 2004. Riggs was appointed by Governor Bill Walker in 2015 for a three-year term. Palmer is President/CEO of OBI Seafoods, the result of an Ocean Beauty and Icicle Seafoods merger last year. Rich is the co-founder of Silver Bay Seafoods and served as CEO until 2019 when he shifted to managing partner overseeing sales and related activities for the firm. The appointments are for a three year term ending June 1, 2024. The seven-member ASMI Board of Directors now includes Jack Schultheis, Chair, Kwik’ Pak Fisheries; Allen Kimball, Vice-Chair, Trident Seafoods; Mark Palmer, Ocean Beauty Seafoods; Tomi Marsh, Harvester; Michael Erickson, Alaska Glacier Seafoods; Alf “Gus” Skaflestad, Harvester; and Richard Riggs, Silver Bay Seafoods. Ex-officio members of the Board are currently Kevin Meyer, Lt. Governor, State of Alaska; Peter Micciche, Alaska State Senate; Gary Stevens, Alaska State Senate; Lyman Hoffman, Alaska State Senate; Chris Tuck, Alaska State House of Representatives; Geran Tarr, Alaska State House of Representatives; and Julie Anderson, Commissioner of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Chris Tuck and Geran Tarr replaced State House Representatives Louise Stutes and Dan Ortiz. Lt. Governor Meyer replaced John Moller, an advisor to Governor Dunleavy. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1206828/Governor-Dunleavy-Names-Rich-Riggs-Mark-Palmer-to-ASMI-Board

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