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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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Sustainable U.S. Seafood: A Journey from Sea to Market

NOAA’s Alaska and Northwest regional offices and sciences centers staff recently published a 5-part series on sustainable seafood in The Seattle Times. They created this feature to help educators introduce the complex process of how seafood gets to market. The series was published throughout the week of November 13. The full series plus a Classroom […]

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IPHC Interim Meeting

On Wednesday, November 30th at 1:00 P.M. (PST), there will be a webcast briefing on the stock assessment and staff’s preliminary recommended catch limits for 2012. The webcast is open to the public. To register for the web-cast sign up here

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NPFMC Salmon FMP Analysis Out for Review – Final Action at December Council Meeting

The analysis for the Salmon FMP is up on the Council website and final action is scheduled for the first day of the December Council Meeting. (Dec. 7th) Salmon FMP

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Trends in Alaska Salmon Harvests

Dear Alaska salmon industry folks: Attached FYI are some graphs I prepared today showing trends over time in Alaska salmon harvests, value and prices since 1980 (including the preliminary data for 2011 just released by ADFG). If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. Also please feel free to share […]

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2012 SE Alaska Pink Salmon Forecast

ADFG released their Southeast Alaska Pink Salmon Forecast for 2012 at 17 million pinks below the 10 year recent average of 40 million pinks. The point estimate of 17 million pinks has an 80% confidence level with a range of 10 to 29 million. News Release 2012 SE Pink Salmon Forecast

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Sea Otter Legislation Gets Hearing in House Natural Resource Committee

Congressman Don Young had a Natural Resource Committee held a legislative hearing today on H.R. 2714 which would allow the interstate sale of sea otter pelts and the export of handicrafts, garments, and art made from such pelts of the Southcentral or Southeast Alaska northern sea otter stocks that are taken for subsistence purposes. “Alaska’s […]

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Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Comittee to Meet in Seattle Prior to Expo

The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC) to the USCG & Homeland Security will be meeting in Seattle the week of Fish Expo on November 14-16. Written comments on topics being discussed are being taken through Nov. 4th to be provided to the committee. The committee will meet at the Henry M Jackson Federal Building […]

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