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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Alaska Copper River, PWS fisheries approved for disaster relief Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - January 25, 2022 Copper River and Prince William Sound salmon fisheries are among 14 Alaska fisheries disasters from 2018 to 2021 approved on Jan. 21 by Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for relief funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Press Release: Wild Alaska Pollock Named a 2021 MSC US Ocean Champion At-Sea Processors Association and Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers - Jointly Recognized Marine Stewardship Council - January 20, 2022 ORLANDO, FLORIDA, January 20, 2021 – The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) today awarded Wild Alaska Pollock the 2021 MSC US Ocean Champion Award for their continued dedication and longstanding commitment to seafood sustainability. Represented by the At-Sea Processors Association (APA) on the fishery side, and by the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) on the marketing side, the Wild Alaska Pollock fishery has been a leader in sustainable fisheries management for decades. GAPP and APA join three other MSC partners named Ocean Champion in 2021. West Coast OBI Seafoods is $52 million winner in massive US federal canned salmon purchase The company, jointly owned by Cooke Inc. and the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC), took the overwhelming share of the contract. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - January 22 2022 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in January awarded OBI Seafoods the majority of two separate contracts for canned sockeye salmon, handing out a total of $52 million (€45.8 million) to the Seattle-based company. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 01/25/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2022 total allowable catch of Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. FYI’s Vessels sought for PWS Tanner crab test fishery Cordova Times - January 24, 2022 State fisheries officials are accepting bids through noon on Feb. 17 for vessels to conduct a test fishery using pot gear to harvest up to 30,000 pounds of Tanner crab in the Prince William Sound area. Board of Fisheries to consider moving Southeast meeting back to Ketchikan KSTK by Sage Smiley - January 24, 2022 Alaska’s Board of Fisheries is considering moving its Southeast meeting back to Ketchikan, and it’s asking the public to weigh in. Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: 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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