Mitchell Fish Pass Reconstruction

Goal: To ensure continuation of a self-sustaining coho salmon population in Mitchell Creek that provides additional coho annually for sport, commercial, and subsistence fisheries in the Petersburg area.

It is essential that the existing fish passage structure be replaced due to structural integrity issues associated with the concrete.

This project was initially considered for implementation during the summer of 2017, but was postponed, and will be completed this coming summer.

Mitchell_Ck_summary_sheet 2.1.18

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BOARD OF FISH PROCESS BASICS

The House Fisheries Legislative committee is meeting on Thursday Feb. 1st at 10:00 and receiving a presentation on the Board of Fish process by chairman John Jensen. Below is the presentation that will be discussed.  To view AK LIVE LEGISLATIVE TV

Overview of AK Board of Fisheries Process 1.31.18

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Lt Governor Byron Mallott Transboundary Mining Update

Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott
STATE OF ALASKA

Dear Alaskan,

I am pleased to share with you some Transboundary Waters updates. The first attachment is the first Transboundary Waters newsletter by the Province of British Columbia. British Columbia agreed to provide newsletters to Alaska in the Communication Plan that is part of the Statement of Cooperation. The second attachment is an update on Transboundary Mine Projects compiled by the Department of Natural Resources. The third attachment a copy of the letter that the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources sent to Chieftain Metals regarding their recent compliance review of the mine.

I recently traveled to Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia to meet with new British Columbia leaders, Canadian federal government officials, First Nations, and the mining industry. The focus of the meetings was to meet leaders and officials and to continue conversations on common issues of concern between Alaska and British Columbia. The Alaska delegation included both state officials and Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska officials. Minister Mungall, the new Minister of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources reaffirmed the Memorandum of Understanding and the Statement of Cooperation (SOC). The general consensus of the officials in the meeting with Minister Mungall was that SOC implementation is working well.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) invite the public to comment on the potential environmental, heritage, health, social, and economic effects of the Red Mountain Underground Gold Project. The EIS / Application and more information are available on the Agency’s website at canada.ca/ceaa(Registry reference number 80093). Written comments must be submitted between November 14 and December 14, 2017 and additional instructions may be found at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency website.

We continue to work with our Congressional Delegation in coordination of a trip to Ottawa where we plan to meet with Canadian federal officials to discuss our transboundary mining concerns.

Thank you for your continued interest in Transboundary Waters issues. My team and I continue to work toward solutions for the betterment of all Alaskans.

Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,

Byron Mallott
Lieutenant Governor

Transboundary Waters – Fall 2017 – Final (Web)

Transboundary Mine Projects Nov 2017

2017 10 27 Chief Inspector Order Section 35

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King and Tanner Task Force Documents from 12.7.17 Meeting

2017 Preliminary Tanner Crab Survey Results 12.7.17

SEAK Commercial RKC presentation_December 2017 KTTF

December 2017 KTTF meeting BOF

Golden King Crab surplus production_final_2017 11.16.17

Southeast & Yakutat Shellfish (Jan. 11-14) & Finfish (Jan. 15-23): January 11-23, 2018 BOARD OF FISH MEETING

Comment due date: December 28, 2017 
Location: Sitka – Sitka Harrigan Centennial Hall
Shellfish issues are scheduled for Jan. 11-14, followed by finfish Jan. 15-23. Public testimony will be heard in two parts, one during the shellfish section and one during the finfish section.

Board of Fish SE Shellfish Proposals

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Gillnet Task Force Documents

2017 D11 GNTF

2017 D68 GN TF Post Season_Distribution

2017 GNTF Ktn Mgmt JBv1

2017 Haines Task Force Presentation

ADF&G GNTF Escapement 2017

Lynn Canal GSI Reynolds GNTF Nov 2017

2017 DIPAC Gillnet Taskforce

SSRAA Task Force Nov 2017

NSRAA

NSRAA Chum – the next 5 years chip

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IPHC Interim Meeting Recommendation 11.28.17

The IPHC announced their recommendation today at the interim meeting.  All the documents and presentations can be accessed through their web page

The presentation with the IPHC recommendation document is here: IPHC Interim meeting recommendation Presentation IPHC-2017-IM093-08-09-P 11.28.17

The IPHC survey showed a 24% drop in the number of halibut and a 10% drop in the coast wide weight of halibut.  As a result, the current harvest rate of F46 results in catch limit decreases in each area.

HERE is a simplified Staff recommendation table.  IPHC Interim Meeting Recommendation 11.28.17   For reference, the table provides the 2017 TCEY recommendations, the 2017 adopted TCEY, the resulting 2017 FCEY catch limits,  the 2018 recommended TCEY, and the resulting 2018 FCEY catch limits for each area after deducting bycatch, wastage, and sport catch.

 

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Purse Seine Task Force Meeting Documents

Below are the presentations shown at the Seine Task Force meeting November 28, 2017.  In no particular order.

2017 Juneau Seine TF presentation

2017 PSTF Ktn Mgmt v2

2017 Seine Task Force-Psg-Wrgl_Distribution

2017 Sitka Seine Presentation

ADF&G Pink Forecast

ADF&G PSTF Escapement 2017

NOAA Murphy PSTF 2017

NSRAA

NSRAA Chum – the next 5 years chip

SSRAA Task Force Nov 2017

2017_Seine_Taskforce_dipac

 

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2017 Salmon Task Force Meetings

The 2017 Salmon task force meetings will be held in Ketchikan this year.

SEINE TASK FORCE MEETING Nov 28, 2017 9:00 AM at the Ted Ferry Civic Center

2017 PSTF Agenda

NR 2018 Pink salmon harvest forecast 

GILLNET TASK FORCE MEETING Nov 29, 2017 9:00 AM at the Ted Ferry Civic Center

2017 GNTF Agenda 2017

Below is a handout from ADF&G for both task force meetings regarding participation and value of the fisheries

2017 Task Force Handout value and participation

The Regional Planning Team (RPT) will be meeting in Ketchikan on Nov 30, 2017 At the Ted Ferry Civic Center

Fall 2017 RPT draft agenda

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SE AK King and Tanner Crab Task Force Meeting Dec 7, 2017

There will be a KTTF meeting December 7, 2017 1:00 – 4:30 pm.  The meeting will be hosted at the ADF&G regional office in Douglas, in Petersburg at the Tides Inn Conference Room and connected via web conferencing.  For web conferencing click on the news release link for directions.

Agenda items include:

  1. 2017 Tanner Crab Survey preliminary results
  2. 2017/18 red king crab fishery summary
  3. 2017/18 Board of Fish proposals

NR KTTF Meeting 12.7.17

Below is a memo sent by ADF&G to be discussed at the meeting in regards to BOF proposal #69

Golden King Crab surplus production_final_2017 11.16.17

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Transboundary Mining Concerns letter from AK

The Alaska Congressional Delegation and State of Alaska submitted a joint letter to Sec of State Rex Tillerson with the request that B.C. mining projects and potential impacts to Alaska be included on the agenda for the upcoming bilateral meetings between the U.S. Dept of State and Global Affairs Canada as a first important step towards federal level communication on this issue at the federal level. The letter which is posted below then outlines 5 specific issues to consider.

AK Delegation Letter to Secretary Tillerson 11.16.17

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