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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Alaska NOAA Fisheries Publishes Final Rule for Halibut Management Based on Abundance Assessment National Fisherman by Carli Stewart - November 28, 2023 NOAA Fisheries issued a final rule effective Jan. 1, 2024, to implement Amendment 123 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area. The final rule amends regulations governing limits on Pacific halibut. The prohibited species catch (PSC) links the halibut PSC limit for Amendment 80 commercial groundfish trawl fleet in the BSAI groundfish fisheries to halibut abundance. Federal Register Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2023-2024 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/29/2023 This final rule announces routine inseason adjustments to management measures in commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries for the 2024 fishing year. This action is intended to allow commercial and recreational fishing vessels to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks. FYI’s Founding chair of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation steps down KDLG by Christina McDermott - November 28, 2023 The Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation announced in a November 8 press release that its founding chairman had stepped down. H. Robin Samuelsen Jr. held the position for 31 years according to the corporation, including working as chief executive officer from 1997 to 2013. The corporation said that Sameulsen wants to reduce his work-related travel and spend more time with his family. Samuelsen is also a Bristol Bay Native Corporation board director and a Curyung chief. 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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