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Southeast Task Force Meetings and RPT Meeting in Ketchikan

SOUTHEAST ALASKA REGIONAL PLANNING TEAM, PURSE SEINE TASK FORCE, AND DRIFT GILLNET TASK FORCE MEETINGS SCHEDULE Sitka. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the following information about the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine and Drift Gillnet Task Force meetings and the Southeast Regional Planning Team meeting. The department holds annual meetings […]

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2013 Northern SE Inside Sablefish Quota Announcement

2013 NORTHERN SOUTHEAST INSIDE (NSEI) SUBDISTRICT SABLEFISH FISHERY ANNUAL HARVEST OBJECTIVE ANNOUNCEMENT The 2013 NSEI Subdistrict commercial sablefish fishery annual harvest objective (AHO) is 1,002,162 round pounds. There are 78 valid Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) permits for 2013, one less than in 2012; therefore the individual equal quota share (EQS) is 12,848 round pounds […]

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Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Shortened

ADFG announced today that the 2013/14 commercial Dungeness crab season will be reduced by 7 days. The summer season will close on August 8, 2013 at 11:59 pm. Season length for the 2013/14 commercial Dungeness crab season will be announced after a thorough review of all available fishery performance data.  

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Chatham Longline Survey Bid Announcement

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (department) intends to use three chartered commercial fishing vessels to conduct a longline survey assessing relative abundance of sablefish in the Northern Southeast Inside (NSEI) Subdistrict. Chartered longline vessels will be contracted for up to 14 days beginning July 28, 2013. Survey vessels may accommodate up to three […]

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Southeast AK Chinook Quota Announced

ADF&G Announces 2013 Southeast Alaska Chinook Salmon Harvest Quota (Juneau) – Under provisions of the Pacific Salmon Treaty, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces that the preseason Chinook salmon all-gear harvest quota for Southeast Alaska in 2013 is 176,000 fish. This year’s quota is 90,000 fish lower than the 2012 allowable preseason […]

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Governor Makes Appointments to NPFMC

March 15, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today nominated Duncan Fields and David Long for consideration by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for service on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC). The governor also named Stefanie Moreland and John Moller as alternate nominees. “The fisheries resources in the North Pacific are of […]

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Spring Port Meeting for Troll fishery Dates Announced

Sitka . . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the following schedule for the commercial troll public meetings to be held in towns around Southeast Alaska and Yakutat:  Ketchikan Monday, April 1; Fish and Game Conference Room 6:00 p.m. Craig Tuesday, April 2; Craig City Hall 11:00 a.m. Petersburg Wednesday, April 3; […]

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Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Initiative Survey

February 18, 2013 Dear Alaska permit holders and crewmembers, Alaska’s commercial fishing, seafood and maritime industries, the State of Alaska, and the University of Alaska are working together to determine how we can all better support the current fishing workforce, and how to ensure that fishing is a vital career for the next generation of […]

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IPHC Official 2013 Meeting Announcement

Halibut Commission Completes 2013 Annual Meeting Monday, 04 February 2013 15:41 The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC, or Commission) completed its 89th Annual Meeting in Victoria, BC on January 25, with Mr. Michael Pearson of Ottawa, ON presiding as Chair. More than 250 halibut industry stakeholders attended the meeting, with over 60 more participating via […]

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House Fisheries Committee Receives a Report on Escapements Around the State

The House Fisheries Committee heard a report from Commercial Fisheries Director Jeff Regnart about salmon escapements around the state and areas about Foregone harvest of salmon. This discussion has been heard in previous years also.  The two meeting documents provided to the Fisheries Committee are: Salmon Escapements and Goals 2003-2011 FMS 12-03 Report to House […]

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