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SPRING CHINOOK TROLL FISHERIES

Sitka . . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the following information concerning the 2017 spring troll fishery: The spring troll fishery in Southeast Alaska (SEAK) is designed to target Alaska hatchery-produced Chinook salmon. However, with similar migration corridors and return timing, wild stock SEAK originating Chinook are also harvested. The […]

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Halibut & Sablefish Regulations to be published and season to Start March 11

WE just received the following information that the Halibut/Sablefish regulations were approved today and will be published in the Federal Register within the next week. Publishing the final rule to set the halibut quota is always a bit tricky because it has to go through both the State and Commerce departments. The 2017 permits are […]

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SEASWAP Survey for Chatham Permit Holders

ALFA is conducting the following survey. SEASWAP SURVEY for Chatham permit holders 2.19.17 Send responses to alfa.outreach@gmail.com

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2017 SOUTHEAST ALASKA NORTHERN SOUTHEAST INSIDE (NSEI) SUBDISTRICT SABLEFISH INDUSTRY MEETING

Douglas…The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) will meet with Southeast Alaska sablefish stakeholders and interested members of the public on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., to discuss the status of NSEI sablefish stocks at the following locations:  Sitka–University of Alaska Southeast, Room 229, 1332 Seward Ave, Sitka, […]

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ADF&G Budget Subcommittee Information

Here are some links to information being presented to the legislature during finance subcommittee meetings ADF&G Div. of Commercial Fisheries Budget Summary 1.31.17 Attachment 1 – State Managed Fisheries Exvessel Value by Region  

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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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