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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Alaska No easy answers for lawmakers in Juneau on latest string of fisheries disasters KMXT by Kirsten Dobroth - February 18, 2022 House lawmakers in Juneau gathered this week for a special meeting on the latest fishery disasters issued by the federal government last month. Fourteen fisheries across Alaska were approved as disasters between the years 2018 and 2021 by the federal Commerce Department last month — including the Gulf of Alaska’s cod fishery in 2020. That’s a lot, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Deputy Commissioner Rachel Baker told members on the House Fisheries Committee on Tuesday. https://kmxt.org/2022/02/no-easy-answers-for-lawmakers-in-juneau-on-latest-string-of-fisheries-disasters/ West Coast Oregon's seafood industry is buoyed by federal grants and a recovering economy KLCC by Brian Bull - February 18, 2022 There’s relief ahead for Oregon’s seafood economy: $1.5 million in federal grant dollars has been allocated to the state’s agriculture department. https://www.klcc.org/2022-02-18/oregons-seafood-industry-is-buoyed-by-federal-grants-and-a-recovering-economy Environment/Science Melting glaciers will bring many miles of new Pacific salmon habitat Cordova Times by Mary Catharine Martin - February 21, 2022 Alaska is about to get thousands of miles of new salmon habitat — and how we manage that habitat will have long term implications for the salmon that find it. By the year 2100, melting glaciers will open up new watersheds containing thousands of miles of salmon habitat across Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, according to an aptly titled scientific paper, “Glacier retreat creating new Pacific salmon habitat in western North America,” out recently in the journal Nature Communications. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/02/21/melting-glaciers-will-bring-many-miles-of-new-pacific-salmon-habitat/ Canadian vessels sail from Island to find out what's happening to salmon amid climate change Two vessels from Vancouver Island, Sir John Franklin and Raw Spirit, are joining an international scientific expedition Times Colonist by Carla Wilson - February 19, 2022 The Canadian Coast Guard’s Sir John Franklin is slated to leave Victoria today to join an international high seas scientific expedition charged with learning how climate change is affecting declining populations of wild Pacific salmon. https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/canadian-vessels-sail-from-island-to-find-out-whats-happening-to-salmon-amid-climate-change-5083032 FYI’s American Seafoods Announces CEO Transition Experienced Seafood and Fresh Foods Leader, Einar Gustafsson, Appointed Chief Executive Officer to Lead One of the World’s Largest At-Sea Processors of Wild Alaska Pollock and Pacific Hake Inge Andreassen, 30-Year American Seafoods Executive, Elevated to Chief Operating Officer Business Wire - February 18, 2022 03:45 SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Seafoods Group (“American Seafoods”), a global leader in sustainable protein and one of the world’s largest at-sea processor of Wild Alaska Pollock and Pacific Hake, announced today the appointment of Einar Gustafsson to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective upon completion of his transition. Gustafsson will succeed Mikel Durham, who has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220218005502/en/American-Seafoods-Announces-CEO-Transition 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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