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Alaska Sections of the lower Yukon River will begin closing to salmon fishing beginning this week KYUK by Anna Rose MacArthur - May 31, 2022 Beginning this week, sections of the lower Yukon River will begin closing to salmon fishing under federal and state fishing regulations. https://www.kyuk.org/hunting-fishing/2022-05-31/sections-of-the-lower-yukon-river-will-begin-closing-to-salmon-fishing-beginning-this-week National USDA Eyeing Canned Red Salmon Purchase Urner Barry by Ryan Doyle - June 1, 2022 Shortly after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchased almost $8 million worth of pink salmon, it is again eyeing other salmon products. This time around, the USDA wants to purchase 152,000 cases of canned red salmon for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs. The solicitation began on May 25 and the USDA said it was issued under the Build Back Better Initiative. Acceptances will be announced by midnight, June 6, 2022. Deliveries are to be made between September 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Find the solicitation here. The recent purchase made by the USDA, as SeafoodNews covered, saw Trident Seafoods sell most of the product for $7,219,074.65 and OBI Seafoods rounding things out by netting $642,397.60 from the USDA for canned pink salmon. According to the Purchase Award Description, the USDA bought 7,600 cases of K pink canned salmon, 216,000 pounds of frozen salmon fillets and 68,880 cases of canned pink salmon. Before the salmon purchase, the USDA made another significant seafood purchase focused on Alaska pollock products. In total, 3,213,200 pounds of product was purchased for $9,964,696. Find the purchase award description here. Craig Morris, CEO of the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) told SeafoodNews that this purchase brings the USDA’s FY22 purchases to 9,976,000 lbs at a value of $31,549,002.25. That places FY22, which wraps up on September 30, as the third-highest in value and fifth highest in volume ever. https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1227030/USDA-Eyeing-Canned-Red-Salmon-Purchase FYI’s Seafood Nutrition Partnership preparing Summer of Science campaign Seafood Source by Bhavana Scalia-Bruce - May 31, 2022 The Seafood Nutrition Partnership has found regular consumption of seafood has a positive benefit for mental health. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/food-safety-health/seafood-shown-to-improve-mental-health 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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