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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Alaska Dunleavy requests federal disaster declaration for Western Alaska as reports of storm damage accumulate Anchorage Daily News by Zachariah Hughes - September 21, 2022 NOME — Gov. Mike Dunleavy submitted a request Tuesday for a federal disaster to be declared for Western Alaska to help with the recovery from Typhoon Merbok. https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2022/09/20/gov-dunleavy-requests-federal-disaster-declaration-for-storm-ravaged-western-alaska/ Qawalangin Tribe donates food boxes in Unalaska after tough subsistence season Alaska Public Media by Kanesia McGlashan-Price, KUCB - Unalaska- September 20, 2022 Unalaska is most widely known for being a fishing port — the largest in the nation. Hundreds of millions of pounds of seafood are delivered to Unalaska’s processing plants every year. And generally, the local community also brings in large harvests through subsistence fishing. https://alaskapublic.org/2022/09/20/qawalangin-tribe-donates-food-boxes-in-unalaska-after-tough-subsistence-season/ National US commercial fishing sector asks Congress to hit ‘pause’ again on MSA reauthorization 'Rather than proceeding to mark-up of this legislation, we respectfully request that you pause the committee process and return to and review the detailed concerns that have been raised by stakeholders through testimony and direct submissions' Undercurrent News by Jason Huffman - September 20, 2022 More than 150 large commercial fishing companies, trade groups and vessel owners, including harvesters of pollock, lobster, scallops, clams, menhaden and shrimp, are all asking Congress to hit the "pause" button again on its latest effort to reauthor... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2022/09/20/us-commercial-fishing-industry-asks-congress-to-hit-pause-again-on-msa-reauthorization/ *Requires subscription Environment/Science Bering Sea storm should be a ‘wakeup call for Alaska,’ climatologist says Alaska Public Media by Casey Grove - September 20, 2022 The storm that slammed into western Alaska over the weekend was the result of several factors that converged to make it so destructive. https://www.ktoo.org/2022/09/20/bering-sea-storm-should-be-a-wakeup-call-for-alaska-climatologist-says/ FYI’s How you can donate to help Western Alaska storm relief Alaska Public Media by Chris Klint - September 19, 2022 Many Alaskans have asked how to help in the aftermath of this weekend’s historic storm that devastated numerous Western Alaska communities. https://www.ktoo.org/2022/09/19/how-you-can-donate-to-help-western-alaska-storm-relief/ Pacific Seafood Processors Association 1900 W Emerson Place Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98119 Phone: 206.281.1667 E-mail: admin@pspafish.net; Website: www.pspafish.net 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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