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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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NPFMC/IPHC Halibut Bycatch Workshop

The NPFMC & IPHC joint workshop on Halibut Bycatch EStimation, Halibut Growth and Migration, & Effects on Harvest Strategy is scheduled for April 24-25 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Seattle. The following information document has been posted for the meeting. Click HERE

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Taku Legislative Task Force

The Taku Legislative Task Force met on January 5th & 7th. The task force is strictly for fact-finding and not for recommendations. The various presentations for January 5th are available HERE and for the January 7th meeting HERE. At the hearing on the 7th Chieftain Metals stated that their they were pursuing a road option […]

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Pot Shrimp Task Force

POT SHRIMP TASK FORCE MEETING Sitka. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the Pot Shrimp Task Force will be meeting in Petersburg on January 14, 2012. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Petersburg City Council Chambers. This meeting is between members of the Pot […]

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Aquatic Farm Application Opening

The Dept of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water, now is accepting aquatic farm, joint-agaency applications for new aquatic farm sites and existing farm site amendments each year from January 1st through April 30th. Joint-agency application forms may be obtained by emailing calling or writing to: Dept of Natural Resources 550 W 7th […]

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