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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. https://www.kcaw.org/2022/03/28/sac-roe-herring-fishery-opens-as-first-spawn-is-seen-in-sitka-sound/ 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. https://www.ktoo.org/2022/03/29/southeast-shrimp-pot-fishery-moved-spring/ 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. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/russian-pollock-keeps-msc-certification-but-certification-body-s-future-in-russia-uncertain 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. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/03/28/salmon-alaska-climate-change/ *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: https://research.noaa.gov/article/ArtMID/587/ArticleID/2853/NOAA-report-highlights-2021-climate-weather-ocean-research 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. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/03/30/2022-06713/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reallocation-of-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea 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. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/03/30/2022-06718/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcherprocessors-using 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. https://www.seafoodnutrition.org/press-releases/two-new-members-of-seafood-nutrition-partnerships-renowned-scientific-nutrition-advisory-council-bring-unique-expertise-in-key-research-areas/ 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. 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