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Dungeness Crab Task Force Meeting Documents

The Dungeness crab task force met on March 19, 2014. The following were the documents that were presented by ADF&G. If you have any questions about the meeting materials or want more information about the meeting call SEAFA at 907-586-6652. 2014 Southeast Alaska Dungeness Task Force Meeting Agenda 031714 2012_13 Dungeness Season Summary_NONconfidential 2013_14 Dungeness […]

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Sitka Sac Roe Herring Fishery Quota Announced

Sitka…..the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the final guideline harvest level (GHL) for the 2014 Sitka Sound herring sac roe fishery is 16,333 tons based on a 20% harvest rate of a forecast mature biomass of 81,663 tons. This is 1,259 tons less than the preliminary GHL announced in December, 2013. This […]

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2014 Groundfish Bycatch Regulations in the Commercial Halibut Fishery Applicable in State Water

Sitka…The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced today the following information concerning regulations that apply during the 2014 Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) commercial halibut fishery. This news release details bycatch regulations and allowances for state waters of Southeast Alaska, east of 144° W. longitude. The IFQ halibut fishery opens at 12:00 noon, March […]

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IPHC Meeting Results

The IPHC has announced the 2014 catch limits and season dates http://www.iphc.int/news-releases/360-nr20140117.html SEASON DATES MARCH 8 – NOVEMBER 7, 2014 Area 2C  commercial catch limit  up 11.7%  for 3,318,720 pounds Area 3A commercial catch limit down 22.4% for 7,317,730 pounds

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IPHC Commissioner Appointments Announced by White House

The White House issued a press release January 8th with the appointment of Commissioners to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Bob Alverson, Jim Balsiger, and Don Lane were appointed. Below is information about each individual. . Robert D. Alverson, Appointee for United States Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut Commission Robert D. Alverson is currently Manager and […]

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Gillnet Task Force Agenda Dec 4, 2013

       Southeast Alaska Drift Gillnet Task Force Agenda Ted Ferry Civic Center, Naha Room, Ketchikan, Alaska December 4, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A.    Introduction of meeting participants, distribute meeting materials, and review agenda   B.  Review of 2013 season and 2014 season outlook 2013 Gillnet Fishery Harvest and Value– Handouts Justin Breese – Tree Point […]

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Purse Seine Agenda – December 3, 2013

Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Task Force Agenda Ted Ferry Civic Center, Naha Room, Ketchikan, Alaska December 3, 2013, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. I. Call meeting to order and introductions – Introduce participants, distribute handouts, and review agenda. Dan Gray & Bob Thorstensen II. Review of 2013 season and Preview of 2014 season 1) Summary of 2013 […]

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ADFG 2014 Southeast Pink Salmon Prediction

The 2014 pink salmon prediction is for 22 million pinks. This is below the 10 year average of 41 million pinks but consistent with the average for even years only. This put the return in the average range for management actions. This will be discussed at the Seine task force meeting December 3rd in Ketchikan […]

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District 1 Gillnet Fishery Closed.

ADFG in their weekly announcement closed District 1 for the gillnet salmon fishery. District 6, 8, 11 and 15 are still open.

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NPFMC Reviews Observer Program

October 2013 C-1 Observer Program Motion The Council supports the overall provisions for observer coverage described in the 2014 Draft Annual Deployment Plan and the specific observer advisory committee (OAC) recommendations on page 3-5 of the September OAC report. The Council also recommends continuing the policies that allow vessels to make an annual selection for […]

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