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Cora Campbell was appointed as Acting Commissioner of Fish and Game starting December 1st.
The Joint Regional Planning Team (RPT) will be meeting in Ketchikan on Dec. 8, 2010 at 9:30 am at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. On the agenda are: Permit alteration request (PAR) for SSRAA to add McLean Arm release Sheldon Jackson PAR update on chum salmon fry monitoring as a condition of the increased release […]
The Tongass National Forest is initiating a NEPA analysis to consider proposed changes to the tailings and waste disposal facilities at the Greens Creek Mine. Based on comments received during the scoping period, a draft EIS will be prepared and submitted to the EPA in the summer of 2011 with a 45 day public comment […]
ADFG announced Nov 5th that the preseason harvest forecast for West Behm Canal in 2011 of 8.61 tons. In accordance with the 1-E 7 1-F sac roe herring management plans [5 AAC 27.197] which allows for alternating years of set gillnet and purse seine fisheries has the 2011 fishing year will be opened for set […]
The EPA Thursday (11/4/10) DENIED the petition to ban the manufacture, use and processing of lead in fishing gear. EPA said the petition did not demonstrate that the ban on lead in fishing tackle was necessary to protect against unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment as required under the Toxic Substance Control Act.
The Seine task force meeting is scheduled for Petersburg, November 30th in the City Council Chambers starting at 8:00 am The Gillnet Task Force Meeting Is December 1st, 2010 in Wrangell at 9:30 am at the Wrangell Fire Hall. Gillnet Agenda 2010 Seine Task Force Agenda 2010 Both agendas are still draft at this time. […]
You can view the proposed draft regulations at http://commerce.alaska.gov/dca/ under the heading EXTRA EXTRA. Comments are being accepted through November 12th. The proposed regulations were developed for the purpose of chinook salmon mitigation direct distributions to help mitigate economic impacts to commercial salmon troll fishermen from the reduction in the Southeast Alaska chinook salmon harvest […]
Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced legislation that will amend Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow the sale of the intact pelt of an otter from Southeast or Southcentral Alaska stock of northern sea otters that have been harvested for subsistence purposes. “This is another step in the direction of economic independence. Returning Alaska’s […]
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committe on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry introduced legislation to protect the use of lead in the manufacturing of ammunition and fishing tackle. Lincoln’s bill would exempt lead ammunition and lead fishing tackle from being banned under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Substance Control Act.
ADFG has officially closed the Southeast Gillnet fishery on October 14, 2010. The harvest statistics for last week are confidential.