National USDA buys $68M of wild Alaska salmon, rockfish Cordova Times - August 7, 2023 Federal agriculture officials recently purchased 3.7 million pounds of wild Alaska sockeye salmon, as four-ounce fillet portions, plus 716,800 cases of half-pound cans worth $60 million, and $8 million worth of Pacific rockfish fillets from Alaska and the West Coast. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2023/08/07/usda-buys-68m-of-wild-alaska-salmon-rockfish/ International Citing market volatility and Russia’s war in Ukraine, Trident plans to halt salmon buying early Anchorage Daily News by Zachariah Hughes - August 8, 2023 Trident Seafoods, the country’s largest vertically integrated seafood company, announced a number of measures over the weekend that bode poorly for the Alaska salmon market, including an early end to its salmon buying season across much of the state. https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2023/08/08/citing-market-volatility-and-russias-war-in-ukraine-trident-plans-to-halt-salmon-buying-early/ *Requires Subscription Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Amendment 122 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; Pacific Cod Trawl Cooperative Program A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/08/2023 NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 122 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). Amendment 122 establishes the Pacific Cod Trawl Cooperative Program (PCTC Program or Program), a limited access privilege program (LAPP) to harvest Pacific cod in the BSAI trawl catcher vessel (CV) sector. The PCTC Program allocates Pacific cod harvest quota to qualifying groundfish License Limitation Program (LLP) license holders and qualifying processors and requires participants to form cooperatives to harvest the quota. This action is necessary to increase the value of the fishery, minimize bycatch to the extent practicable, provide for the sustained participation of fishery-dependent communities, ensure the sustainability and viability of the resource, and promote safety and stability in the harvesting and processing sectors. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the BSAI FMP, and other applicable law. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/08/2023-16526/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-amendment-122-to-the-fishery-management-plan-for Pacific Halibut Fisheries of the West Coast; 2023 Catch Sharing Plan; Automatic Action A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/08/2023 NMFS announces closure of the Pacific halibut recreational fishery in the California Coast subarea of the International Pacific Halibut Commission's regulatory Area 2A. The California Coast subarea will close on August 4, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. This action is intended to conserve Pacific halibut. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/08/2023-16958/pacific-halibut-fisheries-of-the-west-coast-2023-catch-sharing-plan-automatic-action Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modification of the West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Action #17 A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/09/2023 NMFS announces one inseason action for the 2023–2024 ocean salmon fishing season. This inseason action modifies the July–September sub-quota for the treaty Indian salmon fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada border to Cape Falcon, Oregon. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/09/2023-17051/fisheries-off-west-coast-states-modification-of-the-west-coast-salmon-fisheries-inseason-action-17 FYI’s Coast Guard cutter Cypress welcomes new commander KMXT by Brian Venua - August 7, 2023 The Coast Guard cutter U.S.S. Cypress has new leadership after officials held a ceremony for the changing of the guard on Aug. 3. https://kmxt.org/2023/08/coast-guard-cutter-cypress-welcomes-new-commander/ Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: email@example.com; 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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