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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Alaska Kodiak processors donate over 60,000 pounds of salmon Cordova Times - August 29, 2023 Families engaged in subsistence fishing on Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham donated a portion of their catch to families in several Yukon River villages and Chignik who were unable to get their own fish this year due to low salmon returns in July 2023. Photo courtesy of ALFA https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/08/29/kodiak-processors-donate-over-60000-pounds-of-salmon/ Economists unsure of how long huge salmon influxes will affect prices KMXT by Brian Venua - August 25, 2023 Kodiak fisherman Mike Friccero has fished for salmon for over four decades. He said he was expecting a low price for Bristol Bay salmon this summer, but didn’t think rumors were true about how low it would drop. https://kmxt.org/2023/08/economists-unsure-of-how-long-huge-salmon-influxes-will-affect-prices/ Environment/Science New funds available for coastal habitat projects Cordova Times - August 28, 2023 Proposals are being accepted through Nov. 17 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for up to $240 million in federal funds to finance projects to restore coastal habitat and strengthen community resilience. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/08/28/new-funds-available-for-coastal-habitat-projects/ EPA head says he’s ‘proud’ of decision to block Alaska mine and protect salmon-rich Bristol Bay AP News by Mark Thiessen - August 29, 2023 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The nation’s top environmental official said he fully supports his agency’s decision to block a proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska’s salmon-rich Bristol Bay, even as the state of Alaska has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn that action. https://apnews.com/article/alaska-bristol-bay-epa-regan-pebble-mine-7c41ee255ed85d0b8eec5102d0c5b5ce Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/30/2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda and details. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/30/2023-18558/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/30/2023 NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2023 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/30/2023-18746/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea-and-aleutian FYI’s Coast Guard Cutter Healy Embarks on Arctic Ocean Mission Fishermen's News - August 30, 2023 The Coast Guard cutter Healy and a team of researchers have embarked on a months-long missing to gain insight on how warmer water from the Atlantic Ocean is being introduced into the Arctic at the shelf water level, deep basin interior and upper ocean. https://fishermensnews.com/coast-guard-cutter-healy-embarks-on-arctic-ocean-mission/ 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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