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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Alaska Revised preliminary 2023 salmon season summary out for PWS Cordova Times - October 24, 2023 A revised preliminary salmon season summary for Prince William Sound was issued on Friday, Oct. 13, by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), to correct an error in the Eshamy District included in an earlier summary. “How can we work together?” Longtime fisherman Dan Barr reflects on his career in Bristol Bay KDLG by Christina McDermott - October 23, 2023 Dan Barr is eighty-one and a half years old. He fished Bristol Bay for just about half his life. “It's been just such a great part of my life,” he said. “Every year I came home, it was like [I got] to live out something new that got loose in me.” Rep. Peltola says she’ll dig in on salmon 'crisis' during report to AFN convention KYUK by Emily Schwing - October 23, 2023 Wearing a beaded bolo tie she received from the family of Don Young after her election to the late congressmen’s seat last year, Alaska Congresswoman Mary Peltola was met with a standing ovation when she took to the stage at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) conference in Anchorage on Oct. 21. West Coast Struggling salmon fishermen getting federal help in Oregon and along West Coast, but it may be too late OPB by Grant Stringer (Oregon Capital Chronicle) - October 23, 2023 U.S. Department of Commerce declared a Chinook fishery disaster for 2018, 2019 and 2020 when salmon populations plummeted. The federal government will dole out disaster relief to commercial Chinook salmon fishermen who have weathered a string of poor seasons on the Oregon Coast. But some fishermen say the help won’t be enough to rescue the fast-shrinking industry. National How NOAA Fisheries Helps Get American Seafood into American Diets A long-standing federal program presents a valuable opportunity to help American fisheries. NOAA Fisheries - October 24, 2023 At NOAA Fisheries, we know that a thriving, sustainable seafood sector is good for the economy, good for the environment, and good for people who eat seafood. We also recognize that the U.S. seafood industry faces unprecedented challenges from a changing climate, a recent pandemic, and ongoing disruptions to global markets. Environment/Science Alaska, do you have questions about climate change? We want to hear them. Alaska Public Media by Kavitha George - October 24, 2023 Climate change is rapidly shifting the way many Alaskans live. The state is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the country. In many places, it’s altering the landscape and making the weather more unpredictable. Research shows marine heatwave caused Bering Sea snow crab decline Seafood Source by Nathan Strout - October 23, 2023 NOAA scientists believe a 2018-2019 marine heatwave helped lead to a decline in snow crabs in Alaska, according to a study published in the periodical Science this month. Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/25/2023 NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from trawl catcher vessels to the Amendment 80 sector in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2023 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested. FYI’s Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Information and updates on the task force activities. NOAA Fisheries - October 23, 2023 In response to unprecedented declines in chum and Chinook salmon on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, the Alaska Salmon Task Force was created by an act of Congress. Under the Act, the National Marine Fisheries Service, acting on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, is required to convene an Alaska Salmon Research Task Force to identify data gaps and develop a collaborative science plan for sustainable management of salmon in Alaska. 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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