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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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Gillnet, Seine Task Force Meetings Announced

This year both task force meetings, as well as the RPT, will be held in Petersburg at the Borough Assembly Chambers located on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building at 12 South Nordic. The Drift Gillnet Task Force meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Purse Seine […]

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Regular Length Dungeness Crab Season

ADF&G did their calculation according to the Dungeness crab management plan and based on the calculations there will be a normal length season.

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FDA recommends pregnant women and young children should eat seafood 2-3 times a week in revised guidelines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today (June 10, 2014)  issued draft updated advice on fish consumption. The two agencies have concluded pregnant and breastfeeding women, those who might become pregnant, and young children should eat more fish that is lower in mercury in order to gain important developmental […]

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USCG Information regarding Serious Marine Incidents

AK DOT drug and alcohol collection sites 5.19.14 USCG When to report casualties conduct alcohol drug testing 2014 USCG Report of Marine Casualty Form 2014 USCG Reporting Guidance Draft 2014  

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NOAA Guide for Commercial Fishermen regarding Large Whale Entanglements

Here is the NOAA guide to fishermen’s obligations and response guidelines to whale entanglements. NOAA Large Whale Entanglement Obligations & Response  

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Board of Fish appointments confirmed by the Legislature

John Jensen, Sue Jefferies and Reed Morisky were re-appointed as well as Fritz Johnson were confirmed by the legislature on April 17th.

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King and Tanner Task Force Meeting Documents

The King and Tanner Task Force met on March 19, 2014. Below are some of the documents discussed at the meeting. Please call the SEAFA office (586-6652) if you want more information about the meeting. 2013-14 draft KTTF meeting agenda 031714 TANNER CRAB DOCUMENTS 2013-14 Tanner Season Summary by dist non-conf 2012-13Tanner Season Summary by […]

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