Alaska To protect orcas, federal judge orders closure of iconic Southeast Alaska troll fishery A federal judge issued an order Tuesday voiding an environmental review that helped authorize the small-scale fishery, a $30 million industry that employs hundreds Alaska Beacon by Max Graham and Nathaniel Herz - May 3, 2023 A federal judge issued an order Tuesday that appears to close an iconic Southeast Alaska salmon fishery for at least the summer season — a decision that threatens hundreds of jobs and a $30 million industry in response to a conservation group’s lawsuit. https://alaskabeacon.com/2023/05/03/to-protect-orcas-federal-judge-orders-closure-of-iconic-southeast-alaska-troll-fishery/ National US seafood price inflation declines in all areas except frozen Seafood Source by Christine Blank - May 2, 2023 Overall U.S. retail seafood inflation dropped in the first quarter of 2023, which benefitted all sectors of the industry but frozen sales, according to new data shared at Elanco’s “Seafood in U.S. Retail” webinar on 2 May. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/premium/foodservice-retail/us-seafood-price-inflation-declines-in-all-areas-except-frozen Environment/Science Study Shows Changes in Yukon River Discharge May Be Impacting Salmon Fishermen's News - May 2, 2023 Scientists studying new information on changes in river discharge from winter ice melt and temperature in the Yukon River in Alaska say it may be influencing the timing and duration of juvenile chum, Chinook and coho salmon migrations. https://fishermensnews.com/article/study-shows-changes-in-yukon-river-discharge-may-be-impacting-salmon/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Using Jig Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/03/2023 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using jig 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 2023 total allowable catch of Pacific cod by vessels using jig gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/05/03/2023-09367/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-vessels-using-jig-gear-in-the 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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