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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Alaska Mariculture in Alaska receives $49M in federal grant funding Alaska New Source by Taylor Burke - September 2, 2022 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The marine farming industry is about to be growing in Alaska thanks to the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2022/09/03/mariculture-alaska-receives-49m-federal-grant-funding/ Preliminary Survey Results for 2022 Eastern Bering Sea Crab Survey Survey showed continuing low numbers of adult snow crabs, but lots of immature crab—which may help fishery in future years. NOAA Fisheries - September 2, 2022 Following consecutive years of record warm temperatures, scientists in 2021 saw the lowest abundance of adult snow crabs and immature female crabs ever observed in the nearly 50 years of NOAA Fisheries’ annual bottom trawl survey of the eastern Bering Sea. Data collected during these surveys are used, along with data compiled by trained observers on commercial fishing vessels, and laboratory analysis of age and growth data to estimate the population abundance and sustainably manage commercially important crab and groundfish species.The survey measures biomass indices — that’s the amount of crab by weight in metric tons, or mt caught. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/preliminary-survey-results-2022-eastern-bering-sea-crab-survey West Coast Tribal fishery disasters declared in the West; $17.4 million allocated Funds will support tribal communities in California and Washington NOAA Fisheries - September 1, 2022 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced today her determination and the allocation of $17.4 million to address fishery disasters that occurred in multiple tribal salmon fisheries on the West Coast from 2014 to 2019. https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/tribal-fishery-disasters-declared-in-west-17-point-4-million-allocated Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/06/2022 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Pacific Northwest Crab Industry Advisory Committee (PNCIAC) will meet September 21, 2022. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/06/2022-19103/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 30; 2023-2024 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Notice of Availability A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/06/2022 NMFS announces that the Pacific Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 30 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan to the Secretary of Commerce for review. If approved, Amendment 30 would specify a shortbelly rockfish catch threshold to initiate Council review; extend the length of the limited entry fixed gear sablefish primary season; change the use of Rockfish Conservation Area boundaries; expand the use of Block Area Closures to control catch of groundfish; and correct the definition of Block Area Closures. Amendment 30 is necessary to help prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished stocks, achieve optimum yield, and ensure management measures are based on the best scientific information available. It is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/06/2022-19158/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-fisheries-off-west-coast-states-pacific-coast-groundfish-fishery FYI’s Wild Alaska Pollock Meeting To Feature Industry Leaders Discussing “Then and Now” Urner Barry by Amanda Buckle - September 2, 2022 The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) is hosting their fourth annual meeting on October 17, 2022 at the Westin Seattle. Closing out the meeting will be a discussion about the evolution of the Wild Alaska Pollock fishery, featuring Wally Pereyra, Chairman of Arctic Storm Management Group; Doug Christensen, President & CEO of Arctic Storm; and Jim Johnson, president & CEO of Glacier Fish Company. The panel discussion will be moderated by GAPP Chairman of the Board and President & CEO of Global Seas, Bob Desautel. “Our fishery has come such a long way and this panel is the perfect way to cap off our meeting and bring all of the previous sessions together,” said Craig Morris, CEO of GAPP. “You’ve truly got three perspectives on this panel that span the life of the Wild Alaska Pollock industry – past, present and future. I think it’s going to be a thought-provoking session that is a must-see for our attendees.” “You can’t find more distinguished, visionary, and passionate leaders than Wally, Jim and Doug,” added Desautel. “I’m excited to get them on stage and really take a look back at how far our fish has come and share those lessons of progress to help our attendees think about applying those hard-learned lessons to continue driving towards the brightest future for Wild Alaska Pollock.” In addition to the discussion on the “Then and Now” of the industry, attendees will also hear from acclaimed Los Angeles TV personality and celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso. Chef Lofaso will be delivering the keynote address. Find more information on GAPP’s fourth annual Wild Alaska Pollock meeting here. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1234149/Wild-Alaska-Pollock-Meeting-To-Feature-Industry-Leaders-Discussing-Then-and-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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