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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Alaska Press Release: 2021 Salmon Harvest Summary — ADF&G Press Release Alaska Department of Fish and Game - November 1, 2021 (Juneau) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has published preliminary harvest and value figures for the 2021 Alaska Commercial Salmon Fishery (PDF 361 kB). International Russia Ready to Replace China in the EU Pollock Fillets Market by Eugene Gerden - November 3, 2021 Russia plans to partially replace China in the EU market of pollock fillets, a process that has already been started with Arctic cod, according to recent statements made by Valentin Balashov, chairman of interregional association of coastal fishermen of the Russian Northern Basin. As Balashov said in an interview with the Russian Regnum newswire, in recent years the positions of China on the European cod fillets market has dropped. EU countries are looking for alternative suppliers, which may provide an opportunity for Russian fishermen and processors. According to Balashov, the government is considering building fish processing factories in the Northern Basin that will focus on the production of fillets and other products, with the aim of their further supplies to the EU market. Implementation of these plans are also a response to the recent criticism of the current situation in some Russian fishing seaports from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, who says many of these ports are not completely utilized, particularly in regard of fish trade. According to Balashov, Europe currently exports fish from the Far East, primarily pollock. Before the pandemic, Russia annually supplied about 500,000-600,000 tonnes to China - mainly gutted pollock - and, as part of plans of the Russian processors and fishermen, the bulk of this volume should be re-oriented on the EU market. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Cook Inlet Salmon; Amendment 14 A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/03/2021 NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 14 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Salmon Fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Off Alaska (Salmon FMP). Amendment 14 will incorporate the Cook Inlet EEZ Subarea into the Salmon FMP's West Area, thereby bringing the Cook Inlet EEZ Subarea and the commercial salmon fisheries that occur within it under Federal management by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS. This action will apply the prohibition on commercial salmon fishing that is currently established in the West Area to the newly added Cook Inlet EEZ Subarea. This final rule is necessary to comply with a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling and to ensure the Salmon FMP is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This final rule is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the Salmon FMP, and other applicable laws Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/02/2021 The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The EFP would allow commercial fishing vessels to fish outside of fishery regulations in support of research conducted by the applicant. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. Request for Public Comment on the Alaska Coastal Mapping Strategy Implementation Plan A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 11/02/2021 On behalf of the Alaska Mapping Executive Committee (AMEC), a Federal-state partnership to coordinate the modernization of critical Alaska map layers, NOAA requests review of the draft Alaska Coastal Mapping Strategy (ACMS) Implementation Plan from all interested parties. Through this request for information (RFI), AMEC's Coastal Subcommittee seeks input from the public on the Implementation Plan and its milestones targeted at improving the coordination and collection of coastal mapping in Alaska. 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