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USCG Marine Safety Bulletin

The purpose of this Bulletin is to remind the commercial fishing industry about safety and equipment requirements established by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 and the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012 as well as other applicable laws. These new requirements are scheduled to go into effect by the date(s) set […]

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SE Enhanced Allocation Plan Review

At the spring RPT meeting, one of the duties is to review the enhanced salmon allocation plan. Here are some of the slides presented at the meeting. ALLOCATIONS Spring 2015 RPT 4.0815 reduced version

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Anita Bay 2015 Terminal Harvest Fisheries Announcement

ADF&G announced the Anita Bay Terminal Harvest Fisheries Announcement today

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SE Inside Waters Exemption

The USCG has issued for the SE inside waters an exemption from the mandatory dockside examination requirement for commercial fishing vessels fishing outside of three miles. ( SEE MAP for better explanation of waters this exemption pertains to.) This exemption does not waive the necessity of having safety equipment required outside of three miles on-board, it […]

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DRAFT Golden King Crab GHL for 2015 Season

The Dept is allowing GKC fishermen an opportunity to review for the next couple of days the draft GHL for the 2015 season.  They are accepting feedback over the next couple of days and will finalize the GHL as soon as the Board of Fish meeting is done in Wrangell.  Please call the SEAFA office […]

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NMFS Black Cod Almanac 2015

The NMFS 2nd edition of the Black Cod Almanac is now available 2015 Black Cod Almanac 1.19.15

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SE Sac Roe Herring Gillnet Fisheries will not open in 2015

Sitka. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the following information concerning the 2015 Southeast Alaska gillnet sac roe herring fisheries: Seymour Canal (Section 11-D): There will be no commercial fishery. The spawning biomass is forecasted to be 1,666 tons which is below the threshold of 3,000 tons necessary to conduct […]

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Pot Shrimp Task Force Meeting

The Southeast Alaska Pot Shrimp Fishery Task Force will meet on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Wrangell Fire Hall. Individuals who wish to participate in this meeting via teleconference should contact Dan Gray (747-6688) or Scott Kelley (465-4258) for instructions. Handout materials will be distributed at the meeting […]

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Coast Guard Implementation of New Requirements Coming in 2015

The various Coast Guard re-authorization acts have additional regulations that are being phased in.  At the end of this post is a link to the USCG Marine Safety Information Bulletin that we summarized this information from.  Some new regulations to pay attention to are: Mandatory Dockside Safety Examinations:  By October 15, 2015 if you fish […]

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Hatchery Task Force Handouts with 2015 Forecast

Below you will see portions of the handout/presentations provided at the gillnet and seine task force meetings the first week of December by the hatchery associations and the Regional Planning Team (RPT) draft minutes from their meeting, a handout regarding the allocation plan and by the forest service during the RPT meeting. HATCHERY PRESENTATION 2014 […]

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