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SABLEFISH MEETING PRESENTATIONS

The following presentations will be used at the Sablefish meeting 2/19/16 12:30 pm. See agenda for call in information – must use computer or I pad with microphone and camera. It is suggested that you test your system ahead of time. NR 012216 sablefish industry meeting 2.18.16 - Meeting announcement and teleconference/webcast information Sable industry meeting […]

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Thirteen Applicants on Governor’s Desk for Two Possible Alaska Council Seats

SEAFOODNEWS.COM By Peggy Parker – February 12, 2016 There are eleven voting members on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, six of which represent Alaska. The majority bloc of Alaskan votes will see at least one new face this year because three-term member Duncan Fields will be stepping down in June. Fields, from Kodiak, has […]

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Salmon Study Mooring Buoys at Little Port Walter

The National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and Rutgers University will be deploying temporary ocean moorings in Southern Chatham Strait near LPW. The moorings are part of a research effort to assess the use of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) for conducting fisheries research and studying the outmigration of juvenile Chinook […]

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ASMI Report and Presentation about Report

ASMI Alaska Seafood Impacts Final Dec2015 2.5.16 - Report ASMI Feb2016 slides 2.5.16 - Presentation with 6 slides summarizing the report

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BLACKCOD ALMANAC 2016

Blackcod Almanac 2016

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King and Tanner Task Force Meeting Jan 29, 2016

The following powerpoint presentations were given at the King and Tanner Task Force Meeting. GKC KTTF 2016 RKC Mark Recapture Update KTTF 2016 SEAK Commercial RKC presentation SEAK Commercial Tanner Crab Presentation 2015-2016 Tanner stock status data packet for distribution

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IPHC Adopted Catch Limits

The IPHC adopted the season dates of March 19-Nov 7, 2016 IPHC adopted catch limits 1.29.16 compares the 2015 and 2016 blue lines, the 2015 harvest and the advice provided by the IPHC conference board and Processor Advisory Group to the Commissioner and adopted catch limits.  

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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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