Alaska Copper River Commercial Salmon Fishery to Open May 15 Fishermen's News - May 10, 2023 Commercial fishing for Alaska’s famed Copper River sockeye and Chinook salmon is now set to open on Tuesday, May 15 in the Copper River and also Bering River districts of Alaska. https://fishermensnews.com/copper-river-commercial-salmon-fishery-to-open-may-15/ Fish and Game announces subsistence salmon closures and restrictions on the Yukon River KYUK by Evan Erickson - May 8, 2023 State fisheries managers announced Monday that they will again heavily restrict salmon fishing on the Yukon River. https://www.kyuk.org/alaska-state-news/2023-05-08/fish-and-game-announces-subsistence-salmon-closures-and-restrictions-on-the-yukon-river Politics Fisheries rehabilitation bill advances with support of Alaska House committee Alaska Beacon by Sophia Carlisle - May 10, 2023 The House Fisheries Committee advanced a bill on Monday aimed at rehabilitating Alaska fisheries. The bill would allow Alaskans to remove fish like salmon in state waters, incubate them and then release them in those same waters. https://alaskabeacon.com/2023/05/10/fisheries-rehabilitation-bill-advances-with-support-of-alaska-house-committee/ National USDA to purchase USD 119.5 million worth of Alaskan sockeye and groundfish Seafood Source by Nathan Strout - May 9, 2023 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to purchase USD 119.5 million (EUR 109 million) worth of Alaskan sockeye salmon and Pacific groundfish for federal food assistance programs, according to Alaska’s congressional delegation. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/usda-to-purchase-119-5-million-worth-of-alaskan-sockeye-and-groundfish Environment/Science This year’s El Niño weather pattern could mean more storms for southern Alaska KMXT by Brian Venua - May 8, 2023 News The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared this year’s climate to be an El Niño year based on conditions in the Pacific Ocean. https://kmxt.org/2023/05/this-years-el-nino-weather-pattern-could-mean-more-storms-for-southern-alaska/ Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: email@example.com; 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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