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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Alaska Yukon fisheries face continued struggle with record low populations Low salmon populations on the Yukon continue to cause concern. KTVF by Adrian Peterson - July 10, 2023 FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - In 2022 the Yukon River salmon fisheries faced a devastatingly low run size causing losses in economic returns and subsistence food security. 2023 is looking to be similar or worse with another record low run size. Alaska salmon processors trialing CQF’s portable quality-measuring device Portable device instantly measures meat quality for a variety of proteins by Responsible Seafood Advocate - July 10, 2023 Salmon processors are using a bioelectrical impedance analysis device as part of a wider commitment to improving product quality. Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 11, 2023 KDLG by Jack Darrell, Corinne Smith, Jessie Sheldon - July 11, 2023 Bristol Bay fleets had another strong harvest day Monday with 1.8 million fish caught bay-wide. The biggest catch was in the Nushagak, followed closely by the Naknek-Kvichak. Escapement is at 7.5 million fish, and the total bay-wide run is at 31.1 million. National NOAA Fisheries wants to create a nationwide law enforcement database Seafood Source by Nathan Strout - July 11, 2023 NOAA Fisheries wants to create a new national database to collect private and public information – including vehicle registrations, phone records, social media accounts, and more – to help its law-enforcement division conduct investigations. Federal Register Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Minimizing Non-Chinook Salmon Bycatch in the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Fishery Management Plan Area A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/11/2023 NMFS, in consultation with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on management measures to minimize non-Chinook salmon bycatch, particularly bycatch of chum salmon ( Oncorhynchus keta) of western Alaska origin (Western Alaska chum), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The management measures analyzed in this EIS would apply exclusively to participants in the Bering Sea pollock ( Gadus chalcogrammus) fishery, managed under the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP), and consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), National Standards, and other applicable law. The scope of the EIS will be to analyze the impacts to the human environment resulting from alternatives for measures to minimize non-Chinook salmon bycatch. NMFS will accept written comments from the public to identify the issues of concern and assist the Council and NMFS in determining the appropriate range of alternatives for the EIS. FYI’s Alaska Symphony of Seafood contest puts out call for entries for its 30th edition Seafood Source by Chris Chase - July 10, 2023 The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) has put out the call for products for the 2024 Alaska Symphony of Seafood. Opinion OPINION: Healthy oceans are vital to Alaska Anchorage Daily News by Lisa Murkowski - July 11, 2023 On an early morning walk around Juneau, I saw a bustling waterfront — a harbor full of small fishing boats, a large cruise ship in the distance, locals walking their dogs, and businesses ready to welcome the many tourists visiting Southeast. It was a great walk to reflect on how important the ocean is to us all. Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail:; Website: 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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