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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Alaska Bristol Bay breaks daily harvest record for 2nd year running Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - July 11, 2022 As its season ramps up to its peak, Bristol Bay is already breaking single-day harvest records for sockeye salmon. Fishermen in the Nushagak district harvested more than 2.4 million sockeye in a single day on June 30 — smashing the record from last year by more than 600,000 fish. It’s the most sockeye harvested in a single day in the district in its 130-year history, according to Tim Sands, the area management biologist for the west side of the Bay for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Environment/Science Nearly six tons of debris removed from island south of Prince of Wales, destined for recycling and research KRBD by Raegan Miller - July 11, 2022 Nearly six tons of marine debris collected from a remote island were offloaded in Ketchikan on Wednesday. The debris is bound for recycling in Seattle — but researchers hope it could also shed light on the kinds of garbage that finds its way into the ocean. Labeling and Marketing 3MMI - Pressure Mounting on Halibut Pricing, China Supply/Production Update TradexFoods - July 11, 2022 Pressure is mounting on Halibut pricing as they may be too high for the current market - however, pricing is still very strong on H&G and Fletches. Over in China, some small plants in Dalian are still not open; one cold storage in Qingdao has completely shutdown due to positive COVID cases; and according to our sources, a Dalian coldstorage that still remains closed (for almost a year now) contains over 50,000 metric tonnes of fish which also means most of it will be exceeding the expiry date soon. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Cost Recovery Program A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/12/2022 NMFS publishes notification of a 2.23 percent fee for cost recovery under the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program. This action is intended to provide holders of crab allocations with the 2022/2023 crab fishing year fee percentage so they can calculate the required cost recovery fee payment, which must be submitted by July 31, 2023. Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modification of the West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #12 Through #15 A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/12/2022 NMFS announces four inseason actions in the 2022 ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modify the commercial ocean salmon fisheries in the area from the United States (U.S.)/Canada border to Cape Falcon, Oregon. Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan; Inseason Action A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/12/2022 This document announces six additional season dates for Pacific halibut recreational fisheries in the International Pacific Halibut Commission's regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. Specifically, this action adds the dates of July 14-16 and 28-30 for the Oregon Central Coast subarea. This action is intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide angler opportunity where available. FYI’s Kelp farming takes off in Prince William Sound Cordova Times by Bella Fertel - July 8, 2022 Kelp farmer Cale Herschleb has one of the more unique commutes in the U.S. After leaving his mooring in the harbor in Cordova, the Celtic Lady — Herschleb’s 45-foot fishing boat — tows along a small skiff while battling powerful wind gusts and currents for two hours before reaching his kelp farm out on Prince William Sound. 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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