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Classification Standards – Alternative Compliance – Survey

USCG VESSEL CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING Have your voice heard regarding recent changes to classification standards for commercial fishing vessels. Specifically, these changes began in 2010 and 2012 when U.S. law expanded, requiring that catcher vessels and fish tender vessels built after July 1, 2013 and over 50 feet in length to be built […]

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IPHC News Release

The IPHC finished their meeting Friday morning and IPHC published the following news release with the adopted catch limits and season dates. The Coastwide total is up 5.1%; the Alaska portion of the FCEY is 5.5%; 2C FCEY is up 6.1% and 3A is up 4.2% PRESS RELEASE  

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Sablefish Longline Pot Fishery regulations are effective January 27, 2017

The longline pot fishery for sablefish IFQ’s regulations have been published and become effective January 27, 2017. In answering questions from members, we put the following summary of the regulations together for easier understanding by the fishermen. This is just a summary and it is your responsibility as a fisherman to understand all the regulations. […]

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Voluntary USCG Safety Initiatives and Good Marine Practices for Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels January 2017

The USCG has issued this guidance for Good Marine Practices. This took place of the Alternate Compliance Program VSIGMPForCFVs_Jan-2017.pdf0 Good Marine Practices 012017

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Senate Committee Assignments for 30th Legislature

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Thomas Bay RFP 2017

NSRAA is in the process of developing a new chum release site outside of Petersburg in Thomas Bay. Proposals are being requested for operating contracts for the Thomas Bay remote chum rearing site for 2017. Proposals are due by January 13th, 2017 by the close of the business day. See proposal below for more information […]

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2017 Blackcod Almanac

2017 Blackcod Almanac 1.3.17

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Task Force/ Fishery Meeting Documents

The following meetings will be held in Juneau the week following Thanksgiving. Click on the Agenda for teleconference and meeting location information.   Gillnet Meeting 11/29/16  9:00 am  Gillnet TF Meeting 11.29.16 2016 GNTF Ktn fina 2016 GNTF D68 Post Season Review 2016 D11 GNTF D-15 2016 DGNTF Presentation 2016 NSRAA Returns – 2017 Fcast […]

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Draft Voluntary Safety Initiatives – Good Marine Practices for Commercial Fishing Vessels

The development of the Alternate Safety Compliance Program (ASCP) effort was put on hold this summer (at least as a mandatory set of new requirements). The requirements came out of the legislation funding the Coast Guard in both 2010 and 2012. The ASCP was originally designed to apply to commercial fishing vessels 50′ and over […]

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Alternative Safety Compliance Program Put on Hold

The USCG has put the Alternative Safety Compliance Program (ASCP) on hold and instead are developing and Enhanced Oversight Program (EOP) for commercial fishing vessels by January 1, 2017.  Whereas the ASCP would have been subject to federal rule-making the Enhanced Oversight Program will only  implement requirements that will draw upon existing Captain of the […]

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