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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Alaska Summer Open Access Commercial Fishery Opens June 15 For Norton Sound King Crab Fishermen's News - May 25, 2022 A summer open access commercial fishery for Norton Sound king crab opens in mid-June in Nome, Alaska, but a major purchaser, Nome-based Norton Sound Seafood Products — a subsidiary of Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. — said it may not begin buying until early July. https://fishermensnews.com/summer-open-access-commercial-fishery-opens-june-15-for-norton-sound-king-crab/ National US Senate nixes restaurant industry rescue package Seafood Source by Christine Blank - May 24, 2022 The U.S. Senate ended the restaurant industry's hopes of receiving additional government funding to compensate it for COVID-19-related operational difficulties on 19 May. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail/us-senate-nixes-restaurant-industry-rescue-package Environment/Science EPA proposes to veto Pebble Mine to protect salmon-rich Bristol Bay Alaska Public Media by Liz Ruskin - May 25, 2022 The U.S EPA is proposing protection for the Bristol Bay watershed that would permanently ban the Pebble Mine. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the proposed ban Wednesday morning, using its authority under a section of the Clean Water Act called 404(c). It’s the “veto” of Pebble that fishermen and tribes in the Bristol Bay region have requested for years. https://www.alaskapublic.org/2022/05/25/epa-proposes-to-veto-pebble-mine-to-protect-salmon-rich-bristol-bay/ 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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