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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Alaska Bering Sea survey finds Yukon River chinook populations are low and staying closer to shore KTOO by Miriam Trujillo, KNOM - November 22, 2021 Salmon abundance is down and population distributions have changed, according to NOAA’s 2021 surface trawl survey. Besides focusing on salmon, the survey also examined aspects of Bering Sea life such as zooplankton, sediment, sharks, marine birds, pacific herring, capelin and saffron cod. https://www.ktoo.org/2021/11/22/bering-sea-survey-finds-declining-chinook-salmon-populations/ City of Unalaska teams up with local processing plant to upgrade island’s electrical grid KUCB by Maggie Nelson - November 22, 2021 Some recent outages had been directly linked to the old equipment, but with these upgrades, those interruptions should go away, said acting public utilities director Steve Tompkins. https://www.kucb.org/science-environment/2021-11-22/city-of-unalaska-teams-up-with-local-processing-plant-to-upgrade-islands-electrical-grid Governor Dunleavy’s office announces formation of Alaska Bycatch Task Force KSTK by Sage Smiley - November 19, 2021 Fishing vessels cast wide nets, and they often catch more than the species they’re targeting. That’s bycatch: one of the longest-running controversies in the fleet and a vexing problem for fisheries managers. Now, the Dunleavy administration is wading into the debate by naming a task force to study the issue and find ways to make it better for everyone working on the water. https://www.kstk.org/2021/11/19/governor-dunleavys-office-announces-formation-of-alaska-bycatch-task-force/ Federal Register Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2021 Tribal Fishery Allocations for Pacific Whiting; Reapportionment Between Tribal and Non-Tribal Sectors A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/22/2021 This document announces the reapportionment of 34,645 metric tons of Pacific whiting from the tribal allocation to the non-tribal commercial fishery sectors via automatic action on September 15, 2021. This reapportionment is to allow full utilization of the Pacific whiting resource. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/22/2021-25369/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-fisheries-off-west-coast-states-pacific-coast-groundfish-fishery FYI’s UFA selects Welch as executive director Cordova Times - November 22, 2021 Veteran commercial fisheries harvester Tracy Welch has been selected by the board of United Fishermen of Alaska to serve as the new executive director of the statewide commercial fishing trade association. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/11/22/ufa-selects-welch-as-executive-director/ 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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