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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Alaska Southeast Board of Fish meeting postponed due to COVID KCAW by Katherine Rose - January 2, 2022 This weekend, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced it’s postponing the upcoming Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting, due to coronavirus concerns. https://www.kcaw.org/2022/01/02/southeast-board-of-fish-meeting-postponed-due-to-covid/ Soldotna to receive funds from state fish tax program The amount of money received this fiscal year will be determined, in part, by population. Homer News by Ashlyn O'Hara - December 30, 2021 The City of Soldotna will receive money from the State of Alaska via a program that shares state fish tax collected outside city boundaries with cities impacted by the industry. https://www.homernews.com/news/soldotna-to-receive-funds-from-state-fish-tax-program/ Tribes urge Commerce Department to eliminate Chinook bycatch Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - December 30, 2021 Tribal entities representing thousands of western Alaska Natives are calling on Commerce Secretary Gina Marie Raimondo to take emergency action to eliminate the incidental catch of Chinook salmon and set a cap on chum salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea Pollock trawl fishery for the 2022 fishery. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/12/30/tribes-urge-commerce-department-to-eliminate-chinook-bycatch/ Environment/Science Research cruise gets rare chance to study Bering and Chukchi seas KNOM by Davis Hovey - January 4, 2022 The final research cruise of 2021 in the Bering and Chukchi seas came through the region in November. Scientists on board observed a variety of marine mammals, saw sea ice growth in real-time and found evidence of a healthy ecosystem despite warmer water temperatures from the summer. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2022/01/04/research-cruise-gets-rare-chance-to-study-bering-and-chukchi-seas/ NOAA sees good ocean conditions for salmon Chinook Observer by Katie Frankowicz Kmun - January 3, 2022 Ocean conditions look better than they have in years, which could be good news for salmon. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently posted its ocean ecosystem indicators list. The list paints a picture of how the ocean is doing and what kind of world young, ocean-bound salmon are about to enter. https://www.chinookobserver.com/news/local/noaa-sees-good-ocean-conditions-for-salmon/article_67f84e68-668f-11ec-89ae-4beac25c3638.html FYI’s PFMC Groundfish Management Team to hold work session January 18-21, 2022 Pacific Fishery Management Council - January 4, 2021 The following was released by the Pacific Fishery Management Council: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a work session that is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Tuesday, January 18, 2022, through Friday, January 21, 2022, starting at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and ending when business has been completed for each day. https://www.savingseafood.org/news/council-actions/pfmc-groundfish-management-team-to-hold-work-session-january-18-21-2022/ 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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