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Chinook Quota for 2011 Increased

Under the agreements of the Pacific Salmon Treaty, the SE AK treaty all-gear Chinook salmon quota is 73,000 fish more than last year for a total of 294,800. Seine 12,676 Drift Gillnet 8,549 Set Gillnet 1,000 Troll 218,060 Sport 54,515 The bag limits for sport fishing for 2011 will be starting April 1st, 2011. Alaskan […]

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Coast Guard Dockside Examiner Schedule

Examiners will be available in the following communities for dockside exams. Wrangell           Mar 31 – Apr 2nd Kake                  April 10 -11 Hoonah             April 26 – 28 Petersburg       May 13- 15 (Mayfest) Elfin Cove         June 2 – 6 Yakutat            June 6 – 10 For more information or to schedule in another community contact Scott Wilwert 907-957-0152

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Yakutat Dungeness Crab Survey Charter Bid Packets Available

Bids for the Yakutat Dungeness crab survey is due by Monday, April 4, 2011 at 4:30 to the Douglas ADFG office. Minimum Qualifications are: The vessel must meet two of the following three qualifications: 1) at least 50 feet in overall lentgh, 2) at least 50 net tons, 3) at least 50 gross tons. Skipper […]

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Board of Fish Appointments

On Saturday, Governor Parnell announced the reappointment of John Jensen, commercial fisherman from Petersburg and Bill Brown, Juneau business owner of Taku Reel Repair. The Gov. appointed Sue Jeffrey to replace Mel Morris. Our thanks to Mel Morris for his years of service on the Board of Fish. Jeffrey, of Kodiak, has served as a […]

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Regional Planning Team

The agenda for the Regional Planning Team meeting was just released. They will be meeting in Juneau in the Hickel room of Centennial Hall on Wed. April 6th at 9:00 am. The following items will be considered during the meeting: 1.) Par for NSRAA to increase permitted capacity of Medvejie Hatchery by 10 million chum […]

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Governor Re-nominates Eric Olson for NPFMC

Gov. Parnell on March 16, 2011 nominated Eric Olson for consideration by the US Secretary of Commerce for continued service on the NPFMC. The Governor also named Ragnar Alstrom and Jack Schultheis as alternate nominees. Eric Olson is finishing his second term on the Council and is the current chair. Olso was born and raised […]

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NOAA/NMFS News Release on SE Halibut Charter 2011 Regulations

Halibut Stock Decline Forces Increased Management Measures for Southeast Alaska Charter Fleet. NOAA’s Fisheries Service today announced it is implementing the regulatory recommendations of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) due to concerns over declining halibut stocks. These regulations include limiting the maximum size of a halibut caught by charter anglers in southeastern Alaska to […]

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Spring Troll Meeting Schedule

ADFG will be holding their yearly spring commercial troll public meetings. Meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, plans for the 2011 spring and summer troll fisheries, a review of the 2010 troll season, the upcoming Board of Fisheries Meeting, and the Pacific Salmon Treaty. Anyone with an interest in the troll fishery […]

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2011 Statewide Commercial Salmon Forecast

The Statewide forecast for 2011 is estimated to total 203 million salmon of all species. This would be the fifth largest total harvest, and fourth highest pink salmon harvest, since Alaska became a state adn took over the management of its fisheries in 1960. All major pink salmon producing areas are expected to produce abundant […]

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FAQ’s Regarding the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act

The Coast Guard has developed a set of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the safety provisions in the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act. Click on the link below for the 4 page document. FV SAFETY FAQ USCG Auth Act 2010

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