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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

West Coast US West Coast Pacific whiting fishery achieves RFM certification Seafood Source by Emma Desrochers - August 5, 2022 The Pacific whiting (hake) mid-water trawl fishery is the first fishery outside of Alaska to achieve Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification. The fishery covers federal waters off the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, and California. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/the-first-fishery-outside-of-alaska-pacific-whiting-achieves-rfm-certification Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; “Other Rockfish” in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/09/2022 NMFS is prohibiting retention of “other rockfish” in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2022 total allowable catch of “other rockfish” in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/09/2022-17158/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-other-rockfish-in-the-western-and-central FYI’s Historic anchor turns up in Unalaska KUCB by Laurelin Kruse - August 4, 2022 A historic anchor showed up at the dock in Unalaska on Saturday. A cargo ship had pulled it up while in Bristol Bay for the salmon fishery. Now someone in Unalaska has to figure out when and where that anchor came from, and how to preserve it. https://www.kucb.org/regional/2022-08-04/historic-anchor-turns-up-in-unalaska Rising fuel prices might attract fishermen to fuel efficient multi-hull vessels National Fisherman by Paul Molyneaux - August 8, 2022 With boats in fisheries like New England lobster and Bristol Bay salmon getting progressively wider, and fuel getting more expensive, some boat designers believe it’s only a matter of time before fishermen embrace multi-hull vessels. While the ferry and wind farm industries have been taking advantage of the speed, stability, and fuel efficiency of catamarans for years, multihulls have been a hard sell with commercial fishermen. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/rising-fuel-prices-might-attract-fishermen-to-fuel-efficient-multi-hull-vessels 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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