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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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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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