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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Alaska Alaska salmon task force charged with developing science plan Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - June 12, 2023 Federal and state leaders have appointed 19 experts to a special task force responsible for creating a science plan to better understand Alaska’s salmon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service announced on Friday. Task force members must address sustainable management and a response to the recent crashes in the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. 2023 Preliminary Alaska Commercial Salmon Harvest - Blue Sheet Alaska Department of Fish and Game - June 2023 The Blue Sheet reports cumulative salmon harvest during the commercial fishing season in thousands of fish. Statewide harvest estimates on this page are refreshed twice daily. Please note, inseason harvest estimates published in this report are preliminary and subject to change. Confidential catch information is not included in these cumulative totals. Questions about inseason data collection and individual estimates should be directed to the fishery area management biologists. Governor Dunleavy declares June 11th - 17th, Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week. KINY - June 13, 2023 Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Governor Dunleavy has declared the second week of June to be Alaska Invasive Species Awareness week An invasive species is any living thing that is not native to a particular place and causes harm to the environment, economy, and/or human health in the place it has been introduced to. Despite its remote location, Alaska is confronted by a growing number of terrestrial and aquatic invasive species. Early detection and rapid response are critical tools for preventing the spread and negative impacts of invasive species in Alaska. West Coast Port of Seattle closure could cause cargo delays for Alaska Alaska Public Media by Angela Denning, CoastAlaska - June 12, 2023 The Port of Seattle shut down its cargo operations on Saturday due to labor conflicts, and the Port of Alaska says it could affect the state. About 90% of Alaska’s goods arrive by ship or barge, and most of that comes via Seattle. National Seafood prices dropped in May, but inflation continues to dampen US retail demand Seafood Source by Christine Blank - June 13, 2023 Inflation continued to dampen U.S. retail demand in May 2023, even as fresh and frozen seafood prices dropped. *Requires Subscription US marine economy bounced back from Covid-19 pandemic in 2021 Seafood Source by Nathan Strout - June 12, 2023 The U.S. marine economy had an economic impact of USD 432 billion (EUR 402 billion) in 2021, making up nearly two percent of the country's gross domestic product. Environment/Science Want to help Alaska biologists log migratory fish? There’s an app for that KTOO by Angela Denning - June 12, 2023 A warming climate has scientists wanting to know, more than ever, what’s living in Alaska’s rivers and streams — specifically, what species live in the anadromous freshwater streams where migratory fish return from saltwater to spawn. Biologists and others are hoping that a new phone app will encourage Alaskans to help map these fish habitats. 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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