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Halibut Catch Share Plan

At this meeting, NMFS informed the Council that it would need to revisit its proposed Area 2C/3A halibut catch sharing plan (CSP), citing policy and technical issues which compromise their ability to proceed to a final rule. Specifically, NMFS requested additional Council input on the following three concerns, along with other technical issues that may […]

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Board of Fish Proposal Book Posted Online

The Board of Fish Proposal Book has been posted online at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/regulations/regprocess/fisheriesboard/pdfs/2011-2012/2011_2012prop_book.pdf

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Halibut Catch Sharing Plan finally Released as a Proposed Rule

The long awaited halibut catch sharing plan proposed rule will be in the federal register July 22 with a 45 day comment period which ends September 6th. The link to the NOAA press release and draft rule is: http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/newsreleases/2011/halibutstock072111.htm

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Chatham Blackcod Quota for 2011 Annouced

The Chatham blackcod overall quota limits decreased by 16% from 2011. The annual harvest objective is 1,046,873 round pounds. There are currently 83 permits issued for this fishery 4 less than last year; therefore the individual equal quota share will be 10,602 round pounds. Fishery opens on August 15th at 8:00 am and closes at […]

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2nd Special Session Fails to Save ACMP

The Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP) is closed with no chance to revive the program. The Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP) is closed with no chance to revive the program. The Legislature failed to pass in the third attempt to save the program after calling themselved into session that lasted two days. The Senate passed […]

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Yakutat Commercial, Subsistence and Set Gillnet Announcement

The Alaska Dept of Fish and Game announced a meeting today today to discuss the Situk-Ahrnklin Inlet Subsistence and commercial gillnet salmon fisheries on May 10 at 7:00 pm in the Yakutat High School auditorium. The preseason projection for Chinook salmon through the Situk weir is very low. According to the Situk management plan this […]

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ADFG Commissioner Confirmed by Legislature

Cora Campbell was confirmed on a 59 to 0 vote as ADFG Commissioner by the Legislature in a Joint session on April 8th confirming Governor appointees.

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2011 SSEI Sablefish Quota Announced

ADFG announced the 2011 Clarence Strait and Dixon Entrance (SSEI) Sablefish Quota will be an equal quota share for each of the permit holders at 23,300 round pounds. This is an 8% decrease from the 2010 quota.

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HERE WE GO AGAIN!

The Charter Operators of Alaska (COA) announced today that they filed a lawsuit in Washington DC and asked for a preliminary injunction to prevent the implementation of the Halibut Charter Limited Entry Permit program. COA Press Release Lawsuit 4.4.11 Charter Halibut LEP Complaint 4.4.11 COA LEP Injunction 4.4.11 COA Memo of Law PI 4.4.11

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NPFMC Motion on Salmon Fishery Management Plan

The NPFMC today (April 1st) moved forward after presentations and public testimony the following motion: Develop Alternative 3 as the preliminary preferred alternative for an initial review draft FMP (Fishery Management Plan) and continue to¬†expand discussion of FMP provisions the Council could consider changing or adding, as directed below. Preliminary Preferred Alternative Alternative 3:¬† Modify […]

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