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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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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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