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IPHC Announces 2011 Halibut Catch Limits

The IPHC has now posted the results of their meeting on their website at http://www.iphc.int/ On Friday January 28th at the conclusion of the week long IPHC meeting and announced the following. In area 2A 0.91 In area 2B 7.65 Remember the 2B catch limit includes all recreational removals. In area 2C      2.33 In area […]

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More State Legislation Introduced

Several more bills introduced regarding fishery issues: HB 99 introduced by Rep. Miller, Kawasaki, Kerttula is “An act relating to labeling of farmed fish and genetically modified fish.” HB 100 introduced by Reps. Kawasaki, Miller & Kerttula is “An Act prohibiting growing or cultivating genetically modified fish in the state.” HB 102 introduced by the […]

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Sport Fishing Guide License Revoked and Jail imposed for Illegal Acts

On Jan 19th AK Dept of Public Safety issued a press release regarding Arthur Aho of Ninilchik, a halibut sport fishing guide who was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 80 suspended, a $5K fine, 40 hours community service and a prohibition for two years against purchasing a new sport fish guide license. He was […]

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2nd Batch of Pre-Filed State Legislation

In the second batch of pre-filed bills only 2 pieces of legislation are fishery related. HB 85 “An Act requiring the Department of Environmental Conservation to collect and make available to the public certain information relating to water pollution; prohibiting certain mixing zones in freshwater spawning waters; and requiring a public comment period for certain […]

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Alaska Lodge Guilty of Sale of Sport Fish

State of Alaska Dept of Public Safety issued a press release on Jan 13, 2011 stating that Doc Warner’s Lodge received a sentence today for feeding sport caught fish as part of the paid package during their stay. Employees admitted that fish fed to clients was sport caught by other clients and/or employees. Press release: […]

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Pre-filed State Legislation

Following below is a summary of legislation affecting commercial fishing or fish and game resources that was introduced in the first set of pre-filed legislation on January 7th. 104 bill were pre-filed.  In some instances we summarized the information and in other instances we used the language contained in the legislation.  You can access any legislation […]

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Refrigeration Course to be Held in Petersburg

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is holding a one day refrigeration course in Petersburg on Feb 1st. Cost for the class which is taught by Integrated Marine Systems is $150.00. Contact Sunny Rice at 907-772-3381 or register by Jan 26th online at www.marineadvisory.org/workshops

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January Meetings You might be Interested In.

Fishery Conservation Network Petersburg – January 10, 2011  8:00 am  Petersburg City Council Chambers Juneau – January 10, 2011 2:00 pm DIPAC Office Conference Room The Fishery Conservation Network (FCN) has two components: bycatch and habitat mapping  to help fishermen control rockfish bycatch rates and whale/longline interaction and deterrent research. January 18th – State Legislature […]

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NPFMC Actions Dec 2011 Meeting

The NPFMC passed motions regarding Halibut PSC bycatch in the GOA, and  on chinook bycatch taken incidental in GOA groundfish fisheries.  Consider all three motions draft until the Council’s official version is published.  SEAFA and ALFA together asked the coucil to consider initiating a regulatory package to cap the number of community charter permits at […]

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