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PSPA Positions

PSPA statement in response to court decision on Southeast troll fishery
May 8, 2023
On May 2, 2023, a U.S. District Court judge ruled to vacate the Incidental Take Statement that governs the Southeast Alaska Chinook troll fisheries, effectively closing those fisheries and harming Southeast communities, fishermen, and processors who have been sustainably prosecuting these fisheries for decades. The lawsuit, brought by Wild Fish Conservancy, is premised on providing more salmon for the endangered Southern Resident killer whales which reside in Puget Sound, WA....


PSPA letter submitted to EPA commenting in support of the 404(c) Proposed Determination for Bristol Bay

June 27, 2022

Pacific Seafood Processors Association members support the EPA’s updated proposed action to effectively veto development of the Pebble Limited Partnership's (PLP) 2020 Mine Plan...

PSPA letter to the EPA regarding the Pebble Project FEIS

August 10, 2020

The Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) finds that initiating steps toward a veto of the Pebble Project under CWA Section 404(c) is warranted, unless and until a robust NEPA process is completed...

PSPA et al comment letter on the Pebble Project DEIS

June 28, 2019

The Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA), Icicle Seafoods Inc. (“Icicle Seafoods”), Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC (“Ocean Beauty Seafoods”), and Silver Bay Seafoods LLC (“Silver Bay Seafoods”) request that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) make considerable revisions...

PSPA letter on Pebble DEIS Comment Extension

March 5, 2019

The Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) requests that the review and comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pebble Project be extended to at least 180 days....


Comments for the Pebble Project EIS Scoping Process

June 29, 2018

As the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) carries out its scoping phase for the Pebble Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process, the Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) has serious concerns with this process and, should the project proceed, has identified several impacts that we believe must be thoroughly analyzed and documented in a formal EIS process...


Position on the Pebble Mine Project 

Updated March 2018

The Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) represents seafood processing companies operating throughout coastal Alaska. These companies have invested millions of dollars in seafood facilities in Alaska and annually provide markets to thousands of fishermen and jobs to thousands of processing workers. They generate significant economic benefits to communities and the state and supply high quality seafood products to consumers around the world. A number of our member companies have large salmon processing operations in Bristol Bay, some of which have been in operation for 100 years...

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