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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Alaska Herring egg fishery near Craig in waiting mode KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - April 5, 2022 Southeast Alaska’s other commercial fishery for herring eggs closed out the month of March still waiting for the fish to lay their eggs. https://www.kfsk.org/2022/04/05/herring-egg-fishery-near-craig-in-waiting-mode/ West Coast BOEM Receives Unsolicited Request for Washington State Wind Farm Lease The Maritime Executive - April 5, 2022 A Seattle-based offshore wind developer, Trident Winds, is continuing to push the U.S. Department of Energy to move faster on the development of wind farms along the Pacific Coast. The company was an early advocate of wind farms off the California coast and has now submitted an Unsolicited Lease Request for what could become the first offshore wind power project along the Washington State coast north of the projects so far outlined by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM). https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/boem-receives-unsolicited-request-for-washington-state-wind-farm-lease Environment/Science Working with West Coast Tribes to Protect Endangered Species NOAA Fisheries is dedicated to engaging with federally recognized Tribes on endangered species consultations. NOAA Fisheries - April 4, 2022 In late 2019, the National Science Foundation proposed to fund a high-energy seismic research survey in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. It would take place off the coasts of Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver Island in the summer of 2021. These surveys inform earthquake and tsunami hazards in the highly populated Pacific Northwest. The surveys deploy airguns, which create sound waves that transmit through the water. Any marine life in the area could be affected by the sound, including salmon and Southern resident killer whales, which are culturally important to many Pacific Northwest Tribes. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/working-west-coast-tribes-protect-endangered-species Indigenous peoples of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia calling for protection of wild salmon KINY - April 5, 2022 Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Southeast Indigenous Transboundary Commission has issued a statement following a summit calling for the survival of wild salmon. https://www.kinyradio.com/news/news-of-the-north/indigenous-peoples-of-southeast-alaska-and-british-columbia-calling-for-protection-of-wild-salmon/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/06/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season apportionment of the 2022 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) allocated to catcher vessels using trawl gear in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/06/2022-07310/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-using-trawl-gear FYI’s Biden's Coast Guard pick would become the 1st woman to command a military branch NPR by Joe Hernandez - April 5, 2022 Admiral Linda Fagan has been nominated to serve as the next commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. If confirmed, she would be the first woman to lead a branch of the U.S. military. https://www.npr.org/2022/04/05/1091097742/coast-guard-first-woman-commander 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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