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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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Herring Gillnet Sac Roe 2011 Fishery Quotas Announced

ADFG announced the following quotas for herring gillnet sac roe fishery for 2011 today (Feb. 24, 2011). Seymour GHL of 835 tons. Hobart Bay/Port Houghton (Dist. 10) no fishery Kah Shakes/Cat Island – no fishery West Behm (Section 1-E) – The GHL has been revised to 1,276 tons. The West Behm Canal fishery by regulation […]

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Jeff Regnart Appointed Director of Commercial Fisheries Division

Feb. 17, 2011 Jeff Regnart was appointed as Director of the Division of Commercial Fisheries starting today. He was teh regional supervisor position within the Division of Commercial Fisheries, Central Region. During his career, Regnart has held diverse and increasingly complex positions within the Dept, in addition to serving on numerous fishery panels and forums. […]

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WEATHER SURVEY

AOOS, in partnership with the Marine Exchange of Alaska, is developing a program to stream weather and seas information through the AIS (Automated Identification System) used by many vessels. To ensure the program meets user needs, we are surveying the boating community on how to improve the dissemination of weather information to Alaska mariners. The […]

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