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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Alaska Cod, salmon at top of agenda as Alaska Board of Fisheries gears up National Fisherman by Charlie Ess - October 2, 2022 Though autumn marks the end of the fishing seasons for herring, salmon, halibut and blackcod, there’s much afoot with changes in fisheries management when the Alaska Board of Fisheries ramps up for meetings beginning in October and running through March of 2023. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/alaska/cod-salmon-at-top-of-agenda-as-alaska-board-of-fisheries-gears-up A storm is on track to hit a portion of Western Alaska pummeled by last month’s typhoon remnants Alaska Public Media by Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks - October 3, 2022 A storm is on track to hit a portion of the area pummeled last month by the remnants of Typhoon Merbok. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Berg said the new storm developing in Russia is anticipated to move north of the Siberian Peninsula toward Alaska midweek. https://alaskapublic.org/2022/10/03/a-storm-is-on-track-to-hit-a-portion-of-western-alaska-pummeled-by-last-months-typhoon-remnants/ National Seafood Month Celebrates Critical Links Between Seattle and Alaska Port of Seattle by the Seattle Propeller Club - October 3, 2022 While it’s terrific to celebrate National Seafood Month in October by enjoying delicious, healthy, and nutritious seafood recipes, consider the industry behind your delicious meal. The Fishers of the North Pacific Fishing Fleet based at Fishermen’s Terminal support a critical link between the fishing industries of Alaska and Washington. https://www.portseattle.org/blog/national-seafood-month-celebrates-critical-links-between-seattle-and-alaska International Bumble Bee against NOAA plan to add forced labor definition to anti-IUU rules 'Our view is that the problems of forced labor and IUU fishing are different and require different solutions and approaches' -- Bumble Bee Foods Undercurrent News by Nick Sambides Jr. - September 22, 2022 The global fight to end illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU) fishing and the problem of the use of forced labor at sea are two often-connected issues but aren't quite the same. However, in the US at least, regulatory efforts to fight both problem... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2022/09/22/bumble-bee-against-noaa-plan-to-add-forced-labor-definition-to-anti-iuu-rules/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=56c1c332ad-Trade_policy_roundup_Sep_26_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-56c1c332ad-92705673 *Requires Subscription Environment/Science Both sides dig in as EPA’s final decision on Pebble Mine nears In a Native village, residents fear the loss of their way of life Roll Call by Valerie Yurk - October 3, 2022 Environmental advocates, Alaska Natives and commercial fishermen say they are at once confident and anxious as they wait for the EPA to announce a final ban on mining wastes in Bristol Bay, Alaska — home to one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries — that would effectively kill a gold and copper mine estimated to be worth $350 billion. https://rollcall.com/2022/10/03/both-sides-dig-in-as-epa's-final-decision-on-pebble-mine-nears Arctic Ocean acidifying up to four times faster than any other sea on Earth The Canadian Press by Bob Weber - September 29, 2022 What may be the broadest and longest study to date has found Canada's Arctic Ocean is growing more acidic up to four times faster than any other sea on the planet. https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/arctic-ocean-acidifying-up-to-four-times-faster-than-any-other-sea-on-earth-1.6089730 Labeling and Marketing New US “healthy” label should boost seafood consumption Seafood Source by Christine Blank - September 30, 2022 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new criteria for “healthy” labels on packaging, which industry insiders expect will increase seafood consumption. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/food-safety-health/new-us-healthy-label-should-boost-seafood-consumption Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/04/2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Local Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, and Subsistence Taskforce (LKTKS) will be held November 1, 2022 through November 2, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/10/04/2022-21517/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/04/2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Charter Halibut Management Committee will meet October 21, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/10/04/2022-21516/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modification of the West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #37 Through #45 A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/04/2022 NMFS announces nine inseason actions in the 2022 ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modify the recreational and commercial salmon fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada border to the Oregon/California border. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/10/04/2022-21440/fisheries-off-west-coast-states-modification-of-the-west-coast-salmon-fisheries-inseason-actions-37 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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