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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Alaska Alaska asks District Court to confirm state’s control of fishery management KINY - September 1, 2023 Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - On Friday, the State of Alaska filed a motion for summary judgment asking the U.S. District Court in Alaska to reject claims brought by the federal government that would strip Alaska of its right to manage fisheries on the Kuskokwim River. International NOAA report accuses nine nations, including China and Taiwan, of supporting illegal fishing Seafood Source by Nathan Strout - September 4, 2023 The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a report identifying several nations it alleges are engaged in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing or that have not done enough to liminate the use of forced labor within their domestic fleets. Environment/Science Investigating the case of missing snow crabs in Alaska How did ten billion snow crabs disappear between the years 2018 and 2022? PBS NOVA - August 30, 2023 More than ten billion snow crabs disappeared from the Bering Sea between the years 2018 and 2022, devastating a commercial fishing industry worth $200 million. Now, fishermen and researchers are teaming up in Kodiak, Alaska to figure out what happened, and they think warmer ocean water could be to blame. Travels around Alaska highlight myriad challenges facing Indigenous communities, EPA leader says On his Alaska trip, part of a national EPA ‘Journey to Justice,’ Michael Regan puts focus on land contamination, salmon runs, climate change and other regional concerns Alaska Beacon by Yereth Rosen - September 4, 2023 Travels to the to the tiny Yup’ik village of Igiugig in the Bristol Bay region, to Utqiagvik at the northern tip of Alaska and to Eklutna, the Dena’ina community that is the only Native village within Alaska’s largest city, have showcased the range of environmental challenges facing Alaska’s Indigenous people, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday. University of Washington’s FRI predicts lower-than-average 2024 Bristol Bay sockeye run Seafood Source by Cliff White - September 5, 2023 The University of Washington’s Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) has issued a preliminary forecast for the 2024 sockeye salmon run in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Federal Register North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/05/2023 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will hold a meeting. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda. Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/05/2023 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2023 total allowable catch of Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. FYI’s Top 5 Reasons why you need to attend the 2023 Edition of Pacific Marine Expo National Fisherman - September 5, 2023 The 2023 Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast's largest marine and fishing industry trade show, is just around the corner, taking place Wednesday, November 8, through Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Lumen Field Event Center. Seattle Wa. Cordova Harbor construction to be delayed until October Cordova Times by Kinsey Brown - September 4, 2023 Reconstruction of the Cordova Harbor has been pushed back. That’s according to a City of Cordova public notice on Aug. 17 regarding the scheduled timeline of the South Harbor reconstruction project, which said restoration efforts will now begin on Oct. 6 after this summer’s preparation. The project was originally slated to begin in mid-September. 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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