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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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NPFMC takes Action on Halibut CSP

Council Motion on Charter Halibut Catch Sharing Plan April 2, 2012 The Council moves to amend its previous action on the charter halibut catch sharing plan (CSP) . This becomes a new preliminary preferred alternative: The Council adopts the March 27, 2012, recommendation of the Halibut Charter Management Implementation Committee and the Advisory Panel to […]

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Governor Announces Board of Fish Appointments

The Governor announced the reappointment of Karl Johnstone and the appointment of Orville Huntington of Huslia to replace Mike Smith. The Board of Fisheries is responsible for conservation and development of the state’s fishery resources. This involves setting seasons, bag limits, methods and means for the state’s subsistence, commercial, sport, guided sport, and personal use […]

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Southeast Chinook Salmon Quota Announced

The all gear quota is reduced by 28,000 fish from last year. 2012 Treaty Chinook Salmon Allocations All-Gear treaty quota       266,800 Seine                                           11,472 Gillnet                                         7,737 Set-gillnet                                  1,000 Troll                                        197,272 Sport                                          49,318

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SEAL BOMBS – You Need a Firearms Permit to Purchase

Don’t forget that you need an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Permit in order to purchase seal bombs.  It is illegal for seal bombs to be sold to you without having a copy of your permit.  Punishable by jail time.  The following link will take you to an ATF permit.  It takes time to receive this […]

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Governor makes NPFMC Appointments

March 15, 2012, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell nominated Robert “Ed” Dersham and Howard “Dan” Hull for consideration by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for continued service on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC). The governor also named Timothy Evers and Julianne Curry as alternate nominees. “The fisheries resources in the North Pacific […]

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AMSEA Classes Offered

March 22, 2012 10 Hour Fishing Vessel Safety & Drill Conductor Class – NSRAA, Sitka AK April 18, 2012 Upright & Watertight Stability Awareness & Damage Control Course – NSRAA, Sitka, AK Call 907-747-3287 for more information or to register.

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