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2012-2013 Board of Fisheries Proposals Available

Alaska Board of Fisheries 2012/2013 Cycle Bristol Bay, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim, and Alaska Peninsula/Aleutian Islands Finfish; Statewide General Finfish Provisions; and Supplemental Issues. DOWNLOAD (PDF 2,240 kB) (Takes you to Board of Fish page, 1/2 way down is link to the pdf file.

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Halibut/Sablefish IFQ Amendment – Inactive IFQ to be Revoked

In 2006, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council recommended an amendment to the halibut and sablefish IFQ regulations to revoke quota shares (QS) that have been inactive since they were originally issued in 1995. Inactive QS are those held by persons that have never harvested their IFQ and have never transferred QS or IFQ into […]

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Normal Length Dungeness Crab Season

Juneau. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (department) announced today that the 2012/2013 commercial Dungeness crab fishing season in Southeastern Alaska will not be reduced in duration and will remain as described in 5 AAC 32.110. In accordance with the Southeastern Alaska Dungeness Crab Management Plan [5 AAC 32.146], the department has […]

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Chatham Sablefish Quota Announced

The 2012 NSEI Subdistrict commercial sablefish fishery annual harvest objective (AHO) is 975,000 round pounds. There are 79 valid Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) permits for this fishery, four less than in 2011; therefore the individual equal quota share (EQS) will be 12,342 round pounds (a 16% increase from the 2011 EQS of 10,602 round […]

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Dungeness Crab Pre-season Sampling Results In!

The Dungeness crab tested clean for all districts from the pre-season sampling for DEC and PSP toxins.

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Restructured Observer Program, Sign Online Petition and Send a letter

ATTENTION ALASKA LONGLINE AND POT FISHERMEN! DO YOU KNOW YOU MIGHT BE TAKING AN OBSERVER FISHING IN 2013? NOT A CAMERA—AN OBSERVER? CONCERNED? PLEASE READ THE BELOW AND COMMENT BY JUNE 18TH! NEW Observer Coverage Requirements Beginning in 2013, NMFS will assess a 1.25% observer FEE on all federal groundfish and halibut vessels throughout the […]

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Southeast Gillnet King Fishery

The first directed Chinook fishery on the Taku and Stikine kings occurred on May 7th.  TAKU:  The Taku (District 11-B) fishery was open for 12 hours and harvested a preliminary estimate of 150 kings from 42 boats.  The pre-season US allowable catch of Taku kings is 6,703.  Another opening of 12 hours is scheduled on Monday, […]

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Dungeness Task Force Agenda May 16, 2012

SOUTHEAST ALASKA COMMERCIAL DUNGENESS CRAB FISHERY INDUSTRY MEETING MAY 16, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tides Inn Conference Room, Petersburg, Alaska Douglas – ADF&G Southeast Region office, 802 3rd Street, Douglas, Alaska; Ketchikan – Ketchikan Employment Center Hemlock room, 2030 Sea Level Drive, Suite 220, Ketchikan, Alaska; Sitka – ADF&G Sitka Area office, 304 […]

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Sitka Sound & West Behm Sac Roe Herring Fishery Closed

ADFG closed the Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery on April 12th. The fleet harvested approximately 13,534 tons in 3 openings on March 31, April 2 & April 7th. This was only 47% of the 2012 season GHL of 28,829 tons. As of April 12th, the total cumulative spawn is approximately 54 nautical miles. The […]

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Governor’s Board of Fish Appointments Confirmed

The Legislature met in joint session on April 10th to confirm the Governor’s Appointments. All appointee’s were confirmed except one Board of Game member. Orville Huntington was confirmed as part of the consent agenda. Karl Johnstone was deliberated on separately. The following voted no against Johnstone being confirmed. Senators Stedman and Wagoner and Representatives Austerman, […]

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