Board of Fish actions – Troll Fishery Committee

TROLL FISHERY:
Proposal #320 – Passes as amended – The proposal to amend the regulation to allow uncaught king salmon remaining from the winter fishery GHL to be available during spring troll fishery.  Amended Language:

            5 AAC 29.090 (F) when the pre-season Chinook salmon Abundance Index is at least 1.15 and the amount of the winter troll fishery GHL remaining on May 1, is 10,000 or more king salmon, the following provisions are in effect:

            (i) between 10,000 and 15,000 fish, 250 additional non-Alaska hatchery produced salmon will be added to the maximum allowable number of non-Alaska hatchery produced salmon to be taken as provided in (D) of this section;

            (ii) greater than 15,000 fish, 500 additional non-Alaska hatchery produced salmon will be added to the maximum allowable number of non-Alaska hatchery produced salmon to be taken as provided in (D) of this section;

Proposal #321 – Fails – amend the regulation to adjust the GHL in winter salmon troll fishery for Alaska Hatchery component

Proposal #322 – No action – removes the closure in the winter salmon troll fishery for District 8.

Proposal #323 – support – removes the spring pink and chum fishery in Cross Sound and implements a spring hatchery king salmon fishery in it’s place

Proposal #324 – no action due to action on #323 – Allow fishing 7 days a week in the Cross Sound Pink and Chum area from the second Monday in June through June 30, or until 500 king salmon are harvested

Proposal #325 – Fails – Extend closing date for coho salmon troll fishery to September 30.

Proposal #326 – Fails – Amend regulation to delay the start of the coho salmon retention period from the current June 15 to July 10 and would extend the summer troll fishery through Sept 30

Proposal #327 – Fails due to wild stock concerns – Extend the closing date for troll fishery in portion of Behm Canal and Clarence Strait to Sept 30 to target coho produced at the Neets Bay Hatchery

Proposal #328 – No action due to lack of authority (CFEC) and opposed by ADFG regarding management changes, increased costs and workload that would result – Amend the regulation to allow holders of transferable hand troll permits to use two powered troll gurdies.

Proposal #329 – Passes with amended language – but will allow four gurdies may be operated only in the waters of the exclusive economic zone north of the latitude of the southernmost tip of Cape Spencer following the end of the first summer fishery king salmon retention period through the end of the summer troll fishery.

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