ASMI Presentation for House Fisheries

House Fisheries will be receiving a presentation from ASMI on Tuesday 2/26/19 at 10:00 am

ASMI House Fisheries- 2-26-19

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IPHC Annual Meeting – Halibut Catch Limits Adopted for 2019

The IPHC Annual meeting ended this morning with the announcement of Catch Limits and regulatory actions

IPHC table 2.1.19


For comparison purposes, the adopted commercial fishery catch limit adopted for 2008 for 2C was 3.57 and 3A was 7.35

The IPHC Commissioners also adopted as FISHERY LIMITS the following statements:

a.  A coastwide target SPR of 47% for 2019
b.  a share based allocation for IPHC Regulatory Area 2B.  The share will be defined based on a weighted average that assigns 30% weight to the current management procedures;s target TCEY distribution and 70% on 2B’s recent historical average share of 20%.  This formula for defining 2B’s annual allocation will apply for a period of 2019 to 2022.  For 2019, this equates to a share of 17.7%; and

c.  a fixed TCEY for IPHC Regulatory Area 2A of 1.65 mlb for a period from 2019-2022, subject to any substantive conservation concerns


The SEASON DATES adopted for commercial fishing in ALASKA and Canada is they may not begin earlier than March 15 and must cease on November 14.  (it was noted that due to the Government shutdown and potential additional shutdown  US may have trouble getting the date implemented on time)


Three other motions made by the commission – I did not catch all the language exactly on the first of the three:

The intent is that  Contracting Party to the Treaty would be responsible for counting it’s U26 mortalities against its collective TCEY.  This change would be intended to take effect for TCEY’s established at the 2020 annual Meeting.

The Commission RECOMMENDED that the IPHC Secretariat expand upon the analysis completed in IPHC-2019-AM095-INFO8  “Treatment and effects of Pacific halibut discard mortality (bycatch) in non-directed fisheries projected for 2019″  to be reviewed by the SRB at its next meeting.  The objective of this work is to estimate lost yield from bycatch of Pacific halibut in non-directed fisheries for the years of 1991-2018.

The Commission AGREED to continue the development of a workplan to explore methods for 1.) improvement of monitoring requirements in directed and non-directed fisheries, and 2.) examining options in each IPHC Regulatory Area for mitigating the impact of bycatch in one IPHC Regulatory Area on available harvest in other IPHC Regulatory Areas.

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Black Cod Almanac 2019

NOAA has published their 6th edition of the “Black Cod Almanac” which you will find informative. In this edition, they have included some new and ongoing research updates. The highlight of the 2018 assessment was that while we (NOAA) see promise in new year classes of fish, we (NOAA) recommended a precautionary ABC.

And of course, the longline survey calendar for 2019.

Black Cod Almanac 2019

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King and Tanner Crab task force presentations

Here are the ADF&G presentations from the KTTF meeting on December 13, 2018

SEAK Commercial RKC presentation_December 2018 KTTF

2018 Tanner Crab Survey Results

GKC KTTF 2018_December meeting


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Southeast Regional Planning Team (RPT) Meeting Documents

The RPT will be meeting in Petersburg November 29th following the salmon task force meetings

Fall 2018 RPT draft agenda (003)

nakat coho increase 2018WLH (003)

2018 HFH Thomas Bay MSH chum


Alaska Treaty Fiscal Request 2018


2018 DIPAC Rainbow Trout PAR

2018 8-7 HFH Keta R Chinook NPA APPROVED

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2018 Salmon Task Force Meeting Documents

The task force meetings are being held in Petersburg

Drift gillnet TF agenda - November 27, 2018

Purse seine TF agenda  – November 28, 2018

statewide proposals (003)

TF meeting handouts (003)

2019 Pink Salmon Forecast News Release

Alaska Treaty Fiscal Request 2018



2018 D11 GNTF presentation

2018 D68 GN TF Post Season

2018 GNTF KTN Mgmt

2018 Haines Task Force Presentation 11.23.18

2018 Juneau Seine TF presentation

2018 PSTF Ktn Mgmt_final

2018 Seine Task Force-Psg-Wrgl

ADFG PSTF Escapement 2018

NOAA-ADFG Pink Forecast


MORE DOCUMENTS Posted 11/27/18

2018 Sitka Seine Presentation

2018 SSRAA Nov. Task Force Meeting_SSRAA_v2


NSRAA 2018 Salmon Task Force – Petersburg

Treaty Salmon Net Task Force Presentation 11-27-2018 Final

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Transboundary Mining Projects Update

Transboundary Mine Projects-June2018

The above link will take you to a summary of the main transboundary mine projects that currently have any activity occurring.  This update was provided at teh Lt Gov transboundary mining meeting on Friday June 1st.

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TSI Chinook Symposium

Territorial Sportsman (TSI)  hosted  a Northern SE Chinook Symposium that was very informative.  We will be posting the presentations as we gather them.

TSI Commercial Fisheries Outlook 2018 April 2018

2018_TSI presentation_JNU_management sport

TSI Chilkat king mgmt_RSC_2018-04-16

2018 TSI Treaty slides 4.12.18


TSI Chilkat Chinook JNU 4.16.2018

TSI Jones_King Salmon Symposium_041618

TSI Taku Chinook Stock Assessment and Trends April 2018

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Sablefish Summit on March 7, 2018 Presentations

2018 Sablefish Industry Meeting_AO

NSEI Sablefish Fishery and Survey Data Review_JS



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Governor’s Letter on NPFMC Nominee’s

Here are links to the letters from the WA & AK Governors for their nominee’s for the NPFMC

Gov Inslee WA NPFMC Nominees 3.2.2018

Gov. Walker letter on NPFMC 3.12.2018

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