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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Alaska After two-year closure, lucrative Bristol Bay red king crab fishery reopens KUCB by Maggie Nelson - October 6, 2023 The fishery closed in 2021 for the first time in more than 25 years due to low abundance. But this season, fishermen will have a total of more than 2.1 million pounds to catch — that includes both Individual Fishing Quota and Community Development Quota. Analysis for Minimizing Chum Bycatch to Begin in Bering Sea Pollock Fishery Fishermen's News - October 11, 2023 Federal fisheries managers have approved analyzing changes to chum salmon bycatch management measures to minimize bycatch of western Alaska chum salmon bycatch to the extent practicable in the Bering Sea pollock fishery, while achieving optimum yield in Bering Sea groundfish fisheries. Deadline looms for new Pacific cod trawl quota program The window is closing for processors and catcher vessels to submit applications for quota under the new management policy Undercurrent News - October 10, 2023 Tuesday (Oct. 10) is the last day processor and catcher vessels will be able to apply for quota in accordance with the new cooperative program for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pacific cod fishery launched by the US National Oceanic and Atmosph... *Requires Subscription National Biden memo directs US agencies to restore ‘healthy and abundant’ salmon runs in the Northwest AP News by Matthew Daly - October 5, 2023 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that conservationists and tribes called a potential breakthrough, President Joe Biden has directed federal agencies to use all available authorities and resources to restore “healthy and abundant” salmon runs in the Columbia River Basin. Environment/Science Murkowski urges suspending federal funds for Canadian transboundary watershed projects Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - October 6, 2023 Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is urging the Biden administration to suspend any U.S. assistance to Canadian mining projects until environmental protections are established for transboundary wild salmon rivers flowing into Southeast Alaska. Labeling and Marketing GAPP annual meeting focused on new markets, recipes, endeavors Cordova Times by By Elin Johnson - October 6, 2023 The Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) annual meeting was held in Seattle last Thursday, bringing together fishery leaders, industry experts, marketers and fans to discuss the white fish. The event featured the appearance of a celebrity chef sharing a pollock recipe, influencer marketing avenues and a recap from Seattle sports leaders from the Mariners, Sounders and Kraken on how they’ve incorporated pollock into their arena menus. 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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