Douglas…The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) will meet with Southeast Alaska sablefish stakeholders and interested members of the public on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., to discuss the status of NSEI sablefish stocks at the following locations:
 Sitka–University of Alaska Southeast, Room 229, 1332 Seward Ave, Sitka, AK, 99835
 Petersburg–Tides Inn Conference Room, 307 1st Street, Petersburg, AK 99833
 Douglas–ADF&G Southeast Regional Office, 802 3rd Street, Douglas, AK 99824.
In addition to an overview of the NSEI state fishery, there will also be presentations on the Gulf of Alaska federal sablefish stock by federal stock assessment scientists and on whale depredation research by the Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project (SEASWAP) scientists. Individuals unable to attend in person can call-in from any location and if they have a computer, smartphone, and/or tablet can attend the web conference with instructions detailed at the end of this news release.
The following agenda items will be presented at the meeting:
 NSEI fishery and survey catch per unit effort (CPUE)
 NSEI age structured assessment model and outlook for 2017
 NSEI sablefish quota decrements
 NSEI future survey and fieldwork
 Gulf of Alaska federal sablefish fishery stock status
 SEASWAP whale tagging and depredation/other collaborative research.
For further information please contact Andrew Olson (907) 465-4259, andrew.olson@alaska.gov

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