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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Please note: Starting Monday, December 12th, PSPA updates will switch to a 3-day week email with updates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Alaska NOAA investigating declines in chinook, chum salmon runs in Alaska Seafood Source by Emmanuel Samoglou - December 6, 2022 Ongoing research being carried out by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is providing insight into historically poor chinook and chum salmon runs in the U.S. state of Alaska. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/noaa-investigating-declines-in-chinook-chum-salmon-runs-in-alaska Board of Fisheries delays decision on how to manage faltering Nushagak king salmon runs Alaska Public Media by Isabelle Ross, KDLG - December 5, 2022 The Alaska Board of Fisheries has voted to delay a decision on how to manage the struggling Nushagak king salmon run. https://alaskapublic.org/2022/12/05/board-of-fisheries-delays-decision-on-how-to-manage-faltering-nushagak-king-salmon-runs/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 12/07/2022 NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher/processors using trawl gear and from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet (15.2 meters (m)) length overall using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to allow the 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/12/07/2022-26576/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reallocation-of-pacific-cod-in-the-central FYI’s Live event: Boom and bust in the Bering Sea — and the fate of crab and sockeye in a warming world Anchorage Daily News / The Seattle Times - December 6, 2022 As the world warms, the Bering Sea tells a story of boom and bust. The sockeye salmon runs of Bristol Bay are to be marveled at. More than 78.3 million sockeye surged home last summer, filling nets and spawning grounds. The spectacular display came as Alaska salmon runs of chum and chinook once again imploded. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2022/12/06/live-event-boom-and-bust-in-the-bering-sea-and-the-fate-of-crab-and-sockeye-in-a-warming-world/ Global Seas CEO re-elected chair of Alaska pollock marketing group Desautel was unanimously approved as chair by the GAPP board, which has representatives from each sector of the Alaska pollock fishery. Intrafish by Rachel Sapin - December 5, 2022 Bob Desautel, CEO of Alaska pollock harvester Global Seas, has been named the chairman of the board of the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) for a second year in a row. https://www.intrafish.com/people/global-seas-ceo-re-elected-chair-of-alaska-pollock-marketing-group/2-1-1367110 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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