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Board of Fish Adjourns

SEAFA Member Update BOF #4 3.4.12Herring was not reconsidered.

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Board of Fish Update 3

Board of Fish is done deliberating 3 of the 4 sub-committees. SEAFA Member Update BOF 3.3.12

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Board of Fish Update 2

Board of Fish Update 2/28/12 Last Night report I wasn’t sure that I had Proposal #217 amendment correct. The correct numbers for the split of commercial fishery allocation is 46% directed; 12% longline and 8% troll. The Board clarified on the record but did not reconsider any information pertaining to #216 Sablefish annual limit proposal […]

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SE Board of Fish

The Board of Fish started deliberating on some of the proposals that they discussed in the committee of the whole. According to my notes here are the actions that have been taken so far. Proposal #210: AMENDED to(summarized language): A person sport-fishing from a charter vessel when releasing a non-pelagic rockfish shall immediately utilize a […]

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Board of Fish Meeting Starts Feb 24th in Ketchikan

The Board of Fish for Southeast Finfish, Groundfish and Herring Starts Friday Feb. 24th in Ketchikan. The meeting can be viewed on line when in session at Meeting Documents including Staff comments on proposals and ADFG Reports can be viewed here – scroll down to SE Fishfish meeting

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Comments on Small Vessel General Permit for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Vessels Less Than 79 Feet

The comment period for the draft permit ended today Feb. 21st. We are currently covered under a legislative exemption that ends December 19, 2013. SEAFA helped draft UFA’s comments and submitted these comments for SEAFA. sVGP draft comments 2.20.12

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Southeast Alaska Sablefish Industry Meeting

ADFG announced on January 30th that they will hold an industry meeting with Sablefish permit holder and interested individuals on Thursday March 8, 2012 at 12:30 to 4:30 pm. This meeting will be to discuss the status of Southeast Alaska inside waters sablefish stocks. In addition, NOAA Fisheries Service Staff will be in attendance to […]

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Seymour Canal Herring Sac Roe Quota

ADFG announced the Seymour Canal Herring Gillnet Sac Roe Fishery Quota for 2012 on January 30th. Seymour Canal (Section 11-D) will have a Guideline Harvest Level (GHL) of 1,287 tons. There will be no commercial fishery in Hobart Bay/Port Houghton (District 10)

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IPHC Announces 2012 Catch Limits and Season Dates

The IPHC made the following decisions on Friday Jan. 27th, 2012 concerning the 2012 Halibut season dates and catch limits. 2Aa 0.989 2Bb, includes sport 7.038 2C 2.624 3A 11.918 3B 5.070 4A 1.567 4B 1.869 4CDEc 2.465 Total 33.540 a Includes sport, tribal, and commercial fisheries. b Includes sport and commercial fisheries. c Individual […]

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King and Tanner Task Force

The King and Tanner Task Force (KTTF) met by teleconference on January 12, 2012 prior to the Board of Fish meetings. At this meeting they discussed membership of the task force, board of fish proposals and the Board of Fish charge which was presented to the Board. The Board adopted the new charge which will […]

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