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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Alaska Coast Guard mobilizes forward operating location Cordova, Alaska, for the season U.S. Coast Guard - May 3, 2021 KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews opened up a seasonal aviation support facility Saturday in Cordova, Alaska in advance of summer fisheries. Air Station Kodiak aircrews transferred an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and equipment to Cordova to reduce the response time to the Gulf of Alaska in anticipation of historically increased maritime activity in that region during the summer. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2d778e8?reqfrom=share ADF&G surveyed around 100 tons of herring in Togiak District The department flew two surveys last week. Wednesday, they observed one small school of fish at the tip of Anchor Point and a dozen more between Togiak Reef and the village. No fish were seen during Friday's survey. KDLG by Tyler Thompson - May 3, 2021 The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported a little less than 100 tons of herring during a flight survey in the Togiak District last week, according to an update from area biologist Tim Sands. https://www.kdlg.org/post/adfg-surveyed-around-100-tons-herring-togiak-district#stream/0 Environment/Science NOAA Fisheries releases new video looking at environmental conditions in the Gulf of Alaska in 2020 The video highlights findings in Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s 2020 Ecosystem Status Report for the Gulf of Alaska NOAA Fisheries - April 30, 2021 More than 90 researchers and local community members contributed knowledge and information to help NOAA Fisheries scientists generate an ecosystem status report for the Gulf of Alaska ecosystem last year. This new video captures some of the high points of that report. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-fisheries-releases-new-video-looking-environmental-conditions-gulf-alaska-2020 DEC to expand testing for gamma radiation in seafood Cordova Times - May 1, 2021 State environmental officials plan expanded testing for gamma radiation in Alaska seafood, prompted by Japan’s decision to release treated radioactive water from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in two years. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/05/01/dec-to-expand-testing-for-gamma-radiation-in-seafood/ Labeling and Marketing Northern Lights: Alaska Seafood’s time is now National Fisherman by Megan Rider - May 3, 2021 Amid the past year’s unstable foodservice and retail landscape, seafood has become one of grocery’s strongest players, catalyzing strong overall category growth by offering solutions to some of shoppers’ top priorities, such as health and wellness, ease of preparation, and quality. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/northern-lights-alaska-seafood-s-time-is-now Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: admin@pspafish.net; 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.

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