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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Alaska Troll fishery has short closure after long king opening KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - July 26, 2022 Commercial salmon trolling in most of Southeast Alaska shuts down briefly just before midnight Thursday, July 28. That’s after a king salmon opening that lasted for most of this month. Hatchery chums returning strong in Southeast Alaska KFSK by Angela Denning - July 26, 2022 While chum salmon runs in the Western part of the state are crashing, hatchery chum salmon returns in Southeast are strong. As CoastAlaska’s Angela Denning reports, the runs are promising to either meet or exceed expected numbers. Alaska's Prince William Sound Salmon is in Season and Robust PRNewswire by Copper River Prince William Sound Marketing Association - July 26, 2022 CORDOVA, Alaska -- The Copper River Prince William Sound salmon season is underway. The salmon are bright and robust and the commercial harvest, which has been consistent throughout the summer, will continue into September. Alaska Fish Debates Slated in Kodiak for Candidates in Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House Races by Peggy Parker - July 26, 2022 Save the dates! Monday and Tuesday, October 3-4, 2022 have been set for a series of live debates between gubernatorial candidates and between U.S. Congressional candidates on fishery issues. Hosted by Kodiak's Chamber of Commerce, the fish debates have been a focus for candidate forums and followed closely by members of the seafood industry for more than 30 years. This year, the debates will be held in person in Kodiak, streamed via Zoom and Facebook live, broadcast on KMXT 100.1FM, and made available on public radio stations statewide. The gubernatorial debate will be held on Monday, October 3, and the U.S. Senate and House debates on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. At that time, the field of candidates will be winnowed to only four for each seat. All candidates who advance to the November 8 general election from the August 16th primary will be invited to participate in the debates. Alaska voters are using a new ranked choice procedure which includes an open primary, from which the top four contenders are chosen to run in the general election. The new rules require gubernatorial candidates to link up with lieutenant governor candidates at the outset rather than on the final ballot. The change to ranked voting won by a slim margin (50.55%) in 2020, in part due to the independent nature of both candidates and voters. That characteristic of Alaska’s electorate has not changed. Today, there are 22 candidates running for the U.S. Congressional seat left by Rep. Don Young, 20 candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and ten pairs of Governor/Lt. Governor candidates running, including current Governor Mike Dunleavy and Lt. Governor Nancy Dahlstrom. The August 16 primary will narrow the field, but the final outcome will likely not be known until early September. The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Debate Committee will be reaching out to the public and seafood industry to solicit fishery topics and questions for consideration. If you would like more information, please contact the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce at (907) 486-5557 or Environment/Science NOAA seeking public input for climate change action plan KMXT by Kirsten Dobroth - July 26, 2022 Members of the public have til Friday, July 29 to submit input about the future of Gulf of Alaska climate change research to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Enforcement, Compliance Assistance, and General Outreach and Education Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/27/2022 NOAA Office of Law Enforcement, Alaska Division, in collaboration with Sustainable Fisheries Division, Workforce Violence Prevention and Response (WVPR) Program, and Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis Division will host/attend a public outreach meeting with public and fishing industry constituents. Topics will include ensuring a safe working environment for observers, WVPR's role in working with/supporting observers, Limited Access Privilege Program operating requirements, prohibited species issues, recordkeeping and reporting regulations, and open question/answer session. FYI’s Fishermen's memorial planned for Unalaska KUCB by Laurelin Kruse - July 25, 2022 at 4:05 PM AKDT Unalaska may be getting its first fishermen’s memorial sometime next year. Across the island plaques and statues commemorate the Aleutians’ World War II history, but there’s nothing to honor the legacy of fishermen lost at sea. 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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