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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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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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