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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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IPHC Staff Recommendation for 2013

The IPHC Staff announced their 2013 recommended catch limits in a web seminar. While they presented their recommendations in a table that shows a range and the risk and benefit factors for the different levels in the range. The following limits are the equivalent to past years recommendations and the baseline recommendation of the scientists.  […]

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2013 Pink Salmon Forecast for Southeast Alaska

The Southeast Alaska pink salmon harvest in 2013 is predicted to be in the excellent range, with a point estimate of 54 million fish (80% confidence interval: 42–67 million fish). An actual harvest of 54 million pink salmon would be well above the recent 10-year average of 37 million pink salmon, but is close to […]

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Salmon Task Force Meetings

The Gillnet Task Force Meeting will be held Tuesday December 4, 2012 at 1:00 in Juneau at Centennial Hall. GNTF Agenda 2012 (DRAFT) Have additional topics you would like discussed, contact SEAFA office and we will request it to be added to the agenda. The Seine Task Force Meeting will be held on Thursday December 6, in […]

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Exemption for SE Inside Waters from Mandatory CG Exams

Attached is the letter from the Coast Guard granting an exemption for vessels under 79 feet, and in the inside waters of SE Alaska and outside of 3 mile baseline (contiguous/donut holes in Cross Sound, Sitka Sound, Icy Strait, Chatham Strait, , Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal, Fredrick Sound, Clarence Strait and REvillagigedo Channel. SEAK Exemption […]

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NPFMC Takes Action on the Halibut CSP Again!

The Council took final action on the Catch Sharing Plan (CSP). By a vote of 10-1 (Sam Cotton opposed) they adopted Alternative 3 for Area 2C and Alternative 4 for Area 3A. The final percentages approved were : Area 2C: At a combined charter and setline halibut catch limit of <5 million pounds, the charter […]

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NPFMC Meets 1st Week of October in Anchorage

The NPFMC will be taking up several issues of interest to SEAFA Members. Approximately Wednesday afternoon through Friday the NPFMC will be taking final action (again) on a Halibut Catch Share Plan (CSP) between commercial and charter industries. There are options on the table to reallocate to the charter sector up to 5% above the allocation set in the […]

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Neets Bay Fishing Schedule

The following rotational fishery schedule and area description will be in effect from 12:00 noon, Monday, September 24, 2012, unless changed by subsequent announcement: The Neets Bay terminal harvest area will be open east of the longitude of the easternmost tip of Bug Island and west of the barrier net at the head of the […]

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Net Salmon Task Force Meetings

ADFG announced the following meetings to be held the first week of December 2012: Gillnet Task Force Meeting – Juneau – December 4th, 1:00 pm until meeting is completed at the ADFG Commissioners Conference Room SE Regional Planning Team (RPT) Meeting – Juneau – December 5th, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm or until finished at Centennial Hall […]

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Dungeness Task Force Meeting about DEC PSP Pre-season Sampling

Meeting locations are as follows: ADFG offices: Douglas/Juneau; Petersburg, Sitka and Ketchikan Wrangell will be at the City Council Chamber If you are interested and unable to attend at one of these locations, please call SEAFA 586-6652 and prearrange for a teleconference line to be made available for you. Proposed Agenda Preseason Dungeness Crab Paralytic […]

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