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Southeast AK Chinook Quota Announced

ADF&G Announces 2013 Southeast Alaska Chinook Salmon Harvest Quota (Juneau) – Under provisions of the Pacific Salmon Treaty, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces that the preseason Chinook salmon all-gear harvest quota for Southeast Alaska in 2013 is 176,000 fish. This year’s quota is 90,000 fish lower than the 2012 allowable preseason […]

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Governor Makes Appointments to NPFMC

March 15, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today nominated Duncan Fields and David Long for consideration by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for service on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC). The governor also named Stefanie Moreland and John Moller as alternate nominees. “The fisheries resources in the North Pacific are of […]

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Spring Port Meeting for Troll fishery Dates Announced

Sitka . . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the following schedule for the commercial troll public meetings to be held in towns around Southeast Alaska and Yakutat:  Ketchikan Monday, April 1; Fish and Game Conference Room 6:00 p.m. Craig Tuesday, April 2; Craig City Hall 11:00 a.m. Petersburg Wednesday, April 3; […]

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Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Initiative Survey

February 18, 2013 Dear Alaska permit holders and crewmembers, Alaska’s commercial fishing, seafood and maritime industries, the State of Alaska, and the University of Alaska are working together to determine how we can all better support the current fishing workforce, and how to ensure that fishing is a vital career for the next generation of […]

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IPHC Official 2013 Meeting Announcement

Halibut Commission Completes 2013 Annual Meeting Monday, 04 February 2013 15:41 The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC, or Commission) completed its 89th Annual Meeting in Victoria, BC on January 25, with Mr. Michael Pearson of Ottawa, ON presiding as Chair. More than 250 halibut industry stakeholders attended the meeting, with over 60 more participating via […]

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House Fisheries Committee Receives a Report on Escapements Around the State

The House Fisheries Committee heard a report from Commercial Fisheries Director Jeff Regnart about salmon escapements around the state and areas about Foregone harvest of salmon. This discussion has been heard in previous years also.  The two meeting documents provided to the Fisheries Committee are: Salmon Escapements and Goals 2003-2011 FMS 12-03 Report to House […]

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IPHC Catch Limits Announced

The IPHC today announced the following catch limits. Presentations from throughout the week can be viewed online at: http://www.iphc.int/ AREA      2012 Catch Limit      Blue Line Recomm     2013 Catch Limit   % of Change* 2A                  989,000                       710,000                         990,000                 +0.10% 2B              7,038,000                   4,580,000                     7,038,000                    same 2C               2,624,000                   2,970,000                     2,970,000                   +13% 3A             11,918,000                   9,240,000                   11,030,000                    -7.5% 3B              5,070,000                    2,730,000                     4,290,000                   -15.4% 4A              1,567,000                         850,000                     1,330,000                   -15.2% 4B               1,869,000                         620,000                      1,450,000                   -22.4% 4C               1,107,365                          358,000                          859,000                   -22.4% 4D               1,107,365                          358,000                          859,000                   -22.4% 4E                   250,290                           135,000                          212,000                 -15.29% TOTAL    33,540,000                   22,550,000                   31,028,000                      -7.5% Area 2A […]

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SE Gillnet Sac Roe GHL’s Announced

Seymour Canal (Section 11-D): The Guideline Harvest Level (GHL) for the Seymour Canal sac roe fishery is 1,014 tons. This GHL is based upon a 3,000 ton threshold level, a forecasted mature spawning biomass of 7,716 tons, and a harvest rate of 13.1%. The forecast indicates the spawning stock will consist of 11% age-3, 28% […]

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Sablefish Personal Use Report Due by January 15th

Don’t forget that you must return your 2012 personal use fishing record for sablefish or you won’t be able to get a permit for 2013

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King and Tanner Task Force Presentations from December 7, 2012

The following are the powerpoint presentations from the December 7, 2012 King and Tanner Task Force Meeting. At the end of the meeting, John Barry was re-elected as co-chair of the task Force with ADFG’s Forrest Bowers. King_Tanner_KTTF_2012 GKC_KTTF_2012 Observer_program_KTTF_2012 Also provided was a copy of the report: Southeast Alaska Golden King Crab Onboard Observer […]

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