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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Alaska Sac roe herring fishery opens as first spawn is seen in Sitka Sound KCAW by Robert Woolsey - March 28, 2022 The Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring fishery opened on Saturday (3-26-22). Seiners landed an estimated 450 tons of herring in one-hour and 15 minutes of fishing, in beautiful weather along the eastern shoreline of Kruzof Island. Board of Fish moves Southeast’s commercial pot shrimp fishery from fall to spring KFSK by Joe Viechnicki - March 29, 2022 Alaska’s Board of Fisheries voted to change a shrimp fishery in Southeast Alaska from the fall to the spring. The board made that change to the commercial pot fishery during its meeting in Anchorage in March. International Russian pollock keeps MSC certification, but certification body’s future in Russia uncertain Seafood Source by Chris Chase - March 30, 2022 The Vladivostok, Russia-based Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) will be able to keep its Marine Stewardship Council certification so long as it follows through on a plan to conduct more-sustainable fishing in three fishing zones in 2022. Environment/Science Salmon travel deep into the Pacific. As it warms, many 'don't come back.' The Washington Post by Joshua Partlow - March 29, 2022 During a typical fall, almost a million chum salmon pour into Alaska's Yukon River, a torrent of wild fish that has sustained the economy and Indigenous culture in the far north for generations. Last year, that run collapsed, with salmon trickling upstream at a 10th of normal levels, forcing the state to airlift frozen fish from other regions to feed the population. *requires subscription NOAA report highlights 2021 climate, weather, ocean research NOAA Research News - March 28, 2022 Launching the first ever national rip current forecast model, creating high-resolution sea ice information to improve navigation, and using artificial intelligence to process marine mammal calls: These are just a few of NOAA’s many notable scientific accomplishments from the past year. The newly released 2021 NOAA Science Report includes more than 60 stories that represent a selection of NOAA’s 2021 research and development accomplishments across the range of NOAA’s mission. Some of NOAA’s biggest science accomplishments from 2021 include the following 4 stories: Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/30/2022 NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the A season apportionment of the 2022 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher/Processors Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 03/30/2022 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using hook-and-line (HAL) gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2022 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) apportioned to catcher/processors using HAL gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. FYI’s Two New Members of Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s Renowned Scientific Nutrition Advisory Council Bring Unique Expertise in Key Research Areas Seafood Nutrition Partnership - March 28, 20220 1 19 The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) welcomes Martin-Paul Agbaga, PhD and Maya Maroto, EdD, MPH, RDN as the newest members of its Scientific Nutrition Advisory Council (SNAC). The 16-member Science Council, formed in 2013, is composed of the world’s leading researchers united passionately around seafood as critical for the health of all Americans. Agbaga is a leading researcher in the role of omega-3 fatty acids in maintaining retinal structure and function. Maroto brings a strong nutrition education and public policy background with dedication to providing equitable access to nutritious food. 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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