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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Alaska Copper River salmon fishery starts slow but sees potential to ramp up Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - June 7, 2022 The first salmon fishery of Alaska’s season has started off with low sonar counts and fairly conservative management, but it’s beginning to pick up steam as the summer gets underway. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2022-06-07/copper-river-salmon-fishery-starts-slow-sees-potential-ramp National Walton Family Foundation poll finds Americans want sustainable seafood Seafood Source by Chris Chase - June 7, 2022 A new poll commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation has found that a majority of Americans want assurances that the seafood they’re eating is sustainable. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/walton-family-foundation-poll-finds-americans-want-sustainable-seafood Environment/Science Bristol Bay Leaders call on EPA to finalize comprehensive protections this year Anchorage Press by Alannah Hurley UTBB Executive Director - June 6, 2022 DILLINGHAM, AK –During a press conference today, Bristol Bay leaders called on the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize strong protections for Bristol Bay’s waters, lands, and all they sustain. https://www.anchoragepress.com/news/bristol-bay-leaders-call-on-epa-to-finalize-comprehensive-protections-this-year/article_eabeceb6-e5d4-11ec-b36c-ff0956789a71.htm Skipper Science program is back and aims to engage fishermen as scientists Cordova Times by Hannah-Marie Garcia - June 3, 2022 Skipper Science is back for a second year! Last summer (2021) marked the pilot season for a new effort to engage fishermen as citizen scientists by encouraging participants in the program to log ecological observations and document changes in fisheries and ocean conditions. In their first season, the program received data and observations related to water temperature and weather events, seabird and marine mammal sightings, and much more. Skipper Science Partnership is getting underway again this summer, and you can get involved just by using their smartphone app for logging real time observations from the fishing grounds. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2022/06/03/skipper-science-program-is-back-and-aims-to-engage-fishermen-as-scientists/ FYI’s Locally Caught Seafood: It’s Not Just About Taste National Fisherman by Maureen Donald - June 7, 2022 For most seafood lovers, it’s all about taste. But few are aware of the amazing health benefits of eating fresh seafood, especially locally caught. A brand-new initiative is breaking down just how beneficial it is to add more fresh seafood to our diets. https://www.nationalfisherman.com/locally-caught-seafood-it-s-not-just-about-taste 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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