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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Alaska CARES Act relief funding straggles into 2021 National Fisherman by Kirk Moore and Jessica Hathaway - January 18, 2021 As 2020 drew to a close, one-third of the USD 300 million (EUR 246 million) in aid set aside for the fishing industry through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act remained for delivery as states labored to complete distributions. https://www.seafoodsource.com/national-fisherman/cares-act-relief-funding-straggles-into-2021 UniSea Remains In Lockdown After 20 More Employees Test Positive For COVID-19 KUCB by Hope McKenney - January 16, 2021 One of the largest seafood processing plants in the world remains closed and locked down after a COVID-19 outbreak grew by 20 employees who tested positive for the virus Friday, according to company officials. https://www.kucb.org/post/unisea-remains-lockdown-after-20-more-employees-test-positive-covid-19#stream/0 Environment/Science Alaska governor plans appeal of mine project denial Associated Press by Becky Bohrer - January 8, 2021 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said the state will appeal the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' rejection of a key permit for a proposed copper and gold mine in a region that supports the world's largest sockeye salmon runs. https://dailyjournalonline.com/news/national/alaska-governor-plans-appeal-of-mine-project-denial/article_7ca686b9-224e-504c-9de7-c01af707715a.html New study to examine possibility that mineral deposits guide spawning salmon Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - January 18, 2021 A new study aims to research how salmon use magnetic fields for navigation and determine whether mineral stores like the Pebble deposit in Bristol Bay, Alaska might help guide the fish back to their spawning grounds. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/premium/environment-sustainability/new-study-to-examine-possibility-that-mineral-deposits-guide-spawning-salmon Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/19/2021 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Social Science Planning Team (SSPT) will meet March 4, 2021. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/19/2021-01095/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting FYI’s NPFMC meets virtually February 5-12 Cordova Times - January 18, 2021 Documents on major issues for the upcoming virtual February meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council are now posted online for review, and written comments are being accepted in advance of the meeting at meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1844. The documents include those for Bering Sea/Aleutian Island Pacific cod pot catcher processor LLP endorsements and standardized bycatch reporting methodology, both set for final action at the federal fisheries meeting. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/01/18/npfmc-meets-virtually-february-5-12/

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