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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Alaska Alaska salmon LIVE UPDATES: Copper River kicks off, marking the start of the 2021 season Follow along to get the latest news on Alaska's wild salmon season this year in one convenient roundup. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin, Drew Cherry and John Fiorillo - May 17 2021 The wild salmon season in Alaska officially kicked off May 17. IntraFish will be tracking the latest developments throughout the season as they happen, from Copper River to Bristol Bay and beyond. We'll have prices, catches, real-time analysis and news throughout the season. Bookmark this page or sign up for one of our daily newsletters to keep up with the latest news, updates, social media posts and analysis. https://www.intrafish.com/analysis/alaska-salmon-live-updates-copper-river-kicks-off-marking-the-start-of-the-2021-season/2-1-1011449 International Analyst says China not meeting US seafood purchase commitments under trade agreement Seafood Source by Mark Godfrey - May 17, 2021 China is not living up to its commitments to purchase U.S. seafood under the 2020 trade agreement between the two sides, according to a trade analyst at a U.S. fishery trade body. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/analyst-says-china-not-meeting-us-seafood-purchase-commitments-under-trade-agreement Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/17/2021 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet via web conference from June 1, 2021, through June 16, 2021. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/05/17/2021-10312/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meetings Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Cook Inlet Salmon; Amendment 14 A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/18/2021 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) submitted Amendment 14 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Salmon Fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Off Alaska (Salmon FMP) to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) for review. If approved, Amendment 14 would incorporate the Cook Inlet EEZ Subarea into the Salmon FMP's West Area, thereby bringing the Cook Inlet EEZ Subarea and the commercial salmon fisheries that occur within it under Federal management by the Council and NMFS. Amendment 14 would manage the Cook Inlet EEZ Subarea by applying the prohibition on commercial salmon fishing that is currently established in the West Area to the newly added Cook Inlet EEZ Subarea. Amendment 14 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the Salmon FMP, and other applicable laws. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/05/18/2021-10450/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-cook-inlet-salmon-amendment-14 FYI’s 2021 Fisherman's Covid-19 Handbook Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association - May 17, 2021 BBRSDA worked with state and local officials as well as fishing industry stakeholders to create the COVID-19 Fisherman’s Handbook, a one-stop-shop for information fishermen need to safely operate in Bristol Bay this season. https://www.bbrsda.com/updates/2021/5/17/2021-fishermans-covid-19-handbook

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