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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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SHRIMP TASK FORCE MEETING MATERIALS

     Here are the documents for the shrimp task force meeting on Tuesday February 8th, 2011 at 9:00 am to Noon.      Task Force members and interested participants can attend teh meeting at the ADFG offices in Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Douglas, Haines and Sitka or by teleconference if you live in an outlying community. Please […]

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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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