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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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2012 Taku River King Salmon Allowable Catch 6,703 large Kings

Sitka. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the following information concerning the preseason forecast for king salmon returning to the Taku River in 2012. The 2012 pre-season terminal run forecast for large Taku River king salmon is 48,036 fish. The resulting U.S. Allowable Catch (AC) is 6,703 large Taku Kings. […]

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Golden King and Tanner Crab Season Date Announcement

Petersburg . . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that seasons for the 2011/2012 commercial Tanner and golden king crab fisheries in Southeast Alaska will open by regulation at 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 16, 2012. The season start date for the Tanner and golden king crab fisheries is based on […]

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Taku River Legislative Task Force Meetings

Goals 1. Review biological health and status regarding Taku River fish stocks, habitat, and game resources. 2. Investigate who is responsible (e.g., Alaska departments of Fish and Game, Natural Resources, Environmental Conservation, and the U.S. Coast Guard) for monitoring industrial vessel traffic on the river and determine if industrial vessel safety and spill response requirements […]

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West Behm Canal Seine Sac Roe Herring Fishery

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the forecasted mature biomass for the 2012 West Behm Canal sac roe herring fishery is 7,915 tons. This allows for a 10.6% harvest rate for a total GHL of 842 tons. By regulation (5 AAC 27.160), 10 percent of the GHL is allocated to the bait […]

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White Sulphur Springs Bathhouse, Cabin & Trail Project Information Requested

Comments are being taken on or before January 16th at the Sitka Ranger Office Attn: Annemarie LaPalme 204 Siginaka Way Sitka, AK 99835 or email comments to : comments-alaska-tongass-sitka@fs.fed.us email request for more information to alapalme@fs.fed.us A decision made by Forrest Cole, Forest Supervisor on the Tongass National Forest concerning White Sulphur Springs Bathhouse, Cabing […]

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