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2012 Preliminary GHL for Sitka Herring Announced

ADFG announced today the preliminary GHL for the 2012 Sitka Sound Sac Roe herring fishery is 29,208 tons based on a 20% harvest rate of a forecast biomass of 145,042 tons. The 2011 commercial sac roe herring harvest was 19,430 tons.

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Senator Murkowski and Don Young work Together to block National Park Service from Conducting Boating Safety Checks

The following Press Release was issued December 15th by Senator Murkowski’s Office Bill Blocks National Park Service (NPS) from Conducting Boating Checks on State Waters Senator Murkowski: “Park Service Rangers Are Not the Coast Guard” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Lisa Murkowski today announced that the 2012 Interior Appropriations bill includes language restricting the National Park […]

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2012 Stikine River King Salmon Forecast

ADFG announced December 9th the following information concerning the preseason forecast for king salmon returning to the Stikine River in 2012. The 2012 preseason terminal run forecast for large Stikine River King Salmon is 40,800 fish. The resulting US Allowable Catch (AC) is 5,890 large Stikine Kings. An AC of 5,890 fish allows for limited […]

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NPFMC Takes Action on Catch Share Plan

After 27 testifiers during public comment on the Halibut Catch Share Issues (CSP) this afternoon a motion was made by Bill Tweit (WA) that the Council continue support for implementation of the CSP as the best approach to resolve longstanding allocation and management issues between the commercial and charter halibut sectors. How long this process […]

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NPFMC Starts on Halibut Issues

Sunday 12/11/11 The NPFMC took action on 2012 charter management measures to recommend to the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), the first of three issues to be considered. In the IPHC webinar Nov 30th and again in the report today in front of the council, the charter fleet in 2C stair steps back up and […]

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Industry Consensus Developed During RPT on Board of Fish Proposals Affecting the Southeast Alaska Enhanced Allocation Plan

Industry members developed a consensus document adopted by the Joint Regional Planning Team (JRPT) regarding Board of Fish Proposals that affect the Southeast Alaska Enhanced Allocation Plan. Associations involved in the Development of the consensus is SEAS, USAG, ATA, Chum Trollers Association and SEAFA. 2011 RPT Industry Consensus USAG and SEAS also came to a […]

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NSRAA & DIPAC 2012 Preliminary Forecasts

NSRAA 2012 Forecast DIPAC 2012 Chum Forecast DIPAC 2012 Sockeye Forecast

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IPHC Presentations from Staff Catch Limit Recommendations Posted

The webinar presentations that IPHC staff went through prior to announcing the staff recommendations for 2012 are now posted online. IPHC New Relese with 2012 staff recommended Catch Limits 2011 Ciommercial, Sport & Subsistence Halibut Fisheries 2011 Halibut Stock Assessments 2012 IPHC Staff Preliminary Catch Limit Recommendations Harvest Policy Considerations for 2012 The IPHC annual […]

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IPHC Staff Recommendations for 2012

IPHC staff recommendations for 2012 were presented today on a webinar. 2A 989,000 2B 6,633,000 2C 2,624,000 3A 11,918,000 3B 5,070,000 4A 1,567,000 4B 1,869,,000 4CDE 2,465,000 TOTAL 33,135,000 This is a recommendation of 7,935,000 pounds less than 2011 harvest limits. Staff also put on the table that they are considering major changes to the […]

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Salmon Task Force & RPT Meeting, Dates, Agendas

GNTF Agenda 2011 Gillnet Task Force Meeting Dec 6, 9:00 am Sitka Centennial Building PSTF Agenda 2011< Seine Task Force Meeting, Dec 7, 9:00 am Sitka Centennial Building Agenda Regional Planning Team (RPT) Dec 8, Officially start @10:00 am but industry gathering before hand to discuss Board of Fish allocation proposals will occur

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