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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

West Coast Oregon sees Dungeness crab season set new record for value of catch KATU by KCBY - February 1, 2022 COOS BAY, Ore. - The Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission expects the 2021-2022 season to set a new record as the highest grossing season ever. https://katu.com/news/local/oregon-sees-dungeness-crab-season-set-new-record-for-value-of-catch International Oceana report calls for more transparency on seafood imports Cordova Times - February 8, 2022 A new report compiled by the environmental entity Oceana calls for better monitoring to keep vast amounts of seafood caught illegally or through unreported and unregulated fisheries from being imported into the United States. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/02/08/oceana-report-calls-for-more-transparency-on-seafood-imports/ International fleet studying North Pacific salmon populations National Fisherman by Kirk Moore - February 9, 2022 The largest-ever ecosystem survey of salmon across the North Pacific Ocean is bringing together 60 scientists from five nations and a flotilla of four research vessels to learn more about increasingly extreme climate variability and its effects on salmon survival. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/international-fleet-studying-north-pacific-salmon-populations Environment/Science Proposal for gold and copper mine on First Nation's territory rejected for 3rd time by B.C. government The Canadian Press - February 8, 2022 The British Columbia government says a proposed copper and gold mine on a First Nation's territory will not be given an environmental assessment certificate, citing potential risks to water quality and fish. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-gold-copper-mine-rejected-1.6343649 Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker returns to Antarctica to resupply American scientists doing research near the South Pole KUCB by Hope McKenney - February 8, 2022 The nation's sole heavy icebreaker arrived in Antarctica on Monday, following a nearly three-month trip from Seattle. https://www.kucb.org/science-environment/2022-02-08/nations-sole-heavy-icebreaker-returns-to-antarctica-to-resupply-american-scientists-doing-research-near-the-south-pole 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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