National US restaurant funding looks unlikely, despite new support Seafood Source by Christine Blank - January 7, 2022 United States mayors and legislators are urging the government to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), but it is looking increasingly unlikely. A senior official with President Joe Biden’s administration said there will likely not be additional economic stimulus packages this year, but there may be some relief for restaurants, per The Washington Post. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/us-restaurant-funding-looks-unlikely-despite-new-support Environment/Science Good ocean conditions could be good news for salmon, NOAA says OPB by Courtney Flatt (Northwest News Network) - January 8, 2022 Fish swimming out to sea over the past year have lucked into some of the best water temperatures and food abundance along the West Coast in the last 24 years, according to an analysis from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began monitoring ocean conditions. https://www.opb.org/article/2022/01/08/good-ocean-conditions-could-be-good-news-for-salmon-noaa-says/ Glaciers’ retreat could open new Alaska salmon habitat National Fisherman by Kirk Moore - January 10, 2022 Melting glaciers in Alaska and British Columbia could open up new stream habitat for Pacific salmon – conceivably almost equal to the length of the Mississippi River by 2100, under one scenario of “moderate” climate change. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/glaciers-retreat-could-open-new-alaska-salmon-habitat Federal Register Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/11/2022 NMFS has determined that three exempted fishing permit (EFP) applications warrant further consideration and is requesting public comment on those applications and on the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) recommendations following its September 2021 meeting. The EFP applicants request an exemption from a prohibition on the use of unauthorized gear to harvest highly migratory species (HMS) under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). The purpose of this exemption is to test the effects and efficacy of using new or alternative gear types to harvest swordfish and other HMS off of the U.S. West Coast. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/11/2022-00310/magnuson-stevens-fishery-conservation-and-management-act-general-provisions-for-domestic-fisheries FYI’s After 33 years, Fish Radio's Laine Welch hangs up her mic A landmark daily radio show has ended. For more than three decades, Alaska Fish Radio has brought news and perspectives on the fishing industry to listeners around the state. KDLG by Isabelle Ross - January 8, 2022 If you listen to radio in Alaska, or if you’re involved in the fishing industry, you’ll probably recognize the voice of Laine Welch. https://www.kdlg.org/post/after-33-years-fish-radios-laine-welch-hangs-her-mic#stream/0 Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.