Dungeness Task Force Agenda May 16, 2012

SOUTHEAST ALASKA COMMERCIAL DUNGENESS CRAB FISHERY INDUSTRY MEETING
MAY 16, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tides Inn Conference Room, Petersburg, Alaska
Douglas – ADF&G Southeast Region office, 802 3rd Street, Douglas, Alaska;
Ketchikan – Ketchikan Employment Center Hemlock room, 2030 Sea Level Drive, Suite 220, Ketchikan, Alaska;
Sitka – ADF&G Sitka Area office, 304 Lake Street, Sitka, Alaska;
Wrangell – Wrangell Fire Hall, 4310 Zimovia Highway, Wrangell, Alaska

Agenda
1) Review recent Southeast Alaska commercial Dungeness crab fishery performance and data. (Joe Stratman/Adam Messmer)

2) Review recent Alaska Board of Fisheries actions on Southeast Alaska Dungeness crab. (Forrest Bowers)

3) Discussion of Southeast Alaska commercial Dungeness Crab Management Plan. (Joe Stratman) –
a. Background
b. Implementation

4) Issues related to paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). (Michael Gentry, ADEC)
a. Plans for preseason PSP testing
b. Plans for inseason PSP testing
c. Process for implementing closure of PSP areas

5) Discussion of potential joint UAF/industry study of Dungeness crab molt timing.

6) Update on UAF Southern Southeast Sea Otter project. (Sunny Rice)

7) Update on UAF Southeast Alaska Dungeness crab fishery economics project. (Alice Smoker)

8) US Forest Service permitting of on-land crab pot storage sites within Admiralty National Monument. (Jim Case, USFS)

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