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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving holiday, we are so extremely thankful for you – thank you for everything you do to support the seafood industry in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest and to support PSPA’s advocacy for the sustainable and responsible use of fisheries resources. From PSPA’s staff - wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow and a joyful holiday season.

Alaska New How-To Guide for Observer Trip Selection in Alaska The new manual describes the web-based system where fishermen, managers, and observer providers interact to determine fisheries monitoring coverage. NOAA Fisheries - November 22, 2021 NOAA Fisheries has produced the first comprehensive manual describing the Observer Declare and Deploy System—the ODDS. This web-based system determines which fishing trips require observer or electronic monitoring (EM) coverage in the federal groundfish and Pacific halibut fisheries off Alaska. High water creates challenge for Northwest chum fishing The Arctic Sounder by Alena Naiden - November 18, 2021 With water running high in the Northwest Arctic, chum salmon fishermen had a challenging season. Meanwhile, people are catching a good amount of whitefish and grayling in the North Slope. National Higher seafood prices could impact Thanksgiving spending Seafood Source by Christine Blank - November 23, 2021 A new survey shows that inflation that is sending seafood prices higher may discourage Americans from indulging during the Thanksgiving holiday. FYI’s Fish Tales: What was gillnetting like in the ’50s? Cordova Times by Guest Commentary - November 22, 2021 In 1948, at the age of 8, my father decided I was old enough to begin my education in drift gillnetting. When I got out of school for the summer, around May 15, my dad came back to Cordova from the Copper River Flats to pick me up. I would turn 9 on May 23. 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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