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NEW COAST GUARD LIFE RAFT REQUIREMENTS

New Requirements – Starting on February 26, 2016, all Commercial Fishing Vessels operating more than 3 NM from the Baseline, regardless of size or number of persons onboard are required to carry a Survival Craft that ensures that no part of an individual is immersed in water. Starting on November 1, 2016, all Commercial Fishing Vessels operating within […]

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Supreme Court REVERSES DECISION on SETNET BAN Initative

The Supreme Court REVERSED the Superior Courts decision to put the setnet ban initiative on the ballot.  Their conclusion was that the initative would allocate the salmon resource to other users and therefore would significantly narrow the legislature’s and Board of Fisheries range of freedom to make allocative decisions.  Thereby effecting a prohibited appropriation via […]

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Sablefish Quota Set at NPFMC December meeting

NPFMC Adopts Sablefish Allowable Biological Catch (ABC) Limits (Listed in Tonnes) Region                      2015 ABC            2015 Catch           2016 ABC Western GOA                1,473               […]

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Salmon Task Force Meeting Agendas

Below are the agenda’s for the gillnet and seine task force meetings.  AND the Presentations for the meetings GNTF Agenda 2015_draft  December 2nd NSRAA Conference Room Sitka 9:00 AM PSTF Agenda 2015_draft  December 1st NSRAA Conference Room 9:00 AM 2015 GNTF D11 Mgmt final 2015 GNTF D15 Mgmt final 2015 GNTF D68 Mgmt final 2015 […]

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Regional Planning Team (RPT) Meeting December 3, 2015

This is a reminder of the Fall 2015 Regional Planning Team (RPT) meeting to be held December 3rd at the NSRAA Boardroom in Sitka. The meeting will include a hatchery permit review, for Armstrong-Keta, Inc. to use a portion of the existing Little Port Walter Hatchery (NOAA) for production of king salmon. There will also […]

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Southeast 2016 Pink Salmon Forecast

ADF&G issued their news release for the 2016 pink salmon forecast. They are predicting a return of 34 million which is below the 10 year average of 38 million and just above the return for 2015 at 31.5 million. The Bristol Bay sockeye salmon forecast if for 29.5 Million salmon. The Bay harvested 35.7 million […]

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USCG Presentation on Alternative Compliance Safety Program and other regulations

At the UFA meeting we also received from the USCG an update of the upcoming regulations from the Coast Guard Act of 2010.  One of the new programs besides the coast guard dockside exams if you fish outside of 3 miles is the Alternative Compliance Safety Program (ACSP).  This is a program that will affect commercial […]

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STATE FISCAL INFORMATION

At the UFA meeting we had a lot of presenters about the State’s fiscal situation and varies departments the commercial fishing industry depends upon. Here are some of the presentations. If you have any questions, please call the office at 907-586-6652 ADF&G for UFA Briefing Document 10-27-15 Fiscal Stability UFA 10 27 15 ASMI UFA […]

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IPHC SE Port Presentation

IPHC visited the SE ports of Sitka and Petersburg last week and gave a presentation. This is the slides that were used in the presentation. If you have any questions, please call the SEAFA office. IPHC 2015 SE port tour 10.31.15

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