Below are the agenda’s for the gillnet and seine task force meetings. AND the Presentations for the meetings
GNTF Agenda 2015_draft December 2nd NSRAA Conference Room Sitka 9:00 AM
PSTF Agenda 2015_draft December 1st NSRAA Conference Room 9:00 AM
This is a reminder of the Fall 2015 Regional Planning Team (RPT) meeting to be held December 3rd at the NSRAA Boardroom in Sitka. The meeting will include a hatchery permit review, for Armstrong-Keta, Inc. to use a portion of the existing Little Port Walter Hatchery (NOAA) for production of king salmon. There will also be three possible permit alteration request (PAR) reviews for NSRAA. Two of those PARs concern moving a portion of the current chum salmon production at Takatz Bay to either Port Malmsbury or Thomas Bay as way to increase marine survival. The last PAR concerns releasing chum salmon at Gunnuk Creek to provide a broodstock return to Gunnuk Creek Hatchery (this PAR is still being processed).
In addition to the RPT meeting, an industry driven meeting will be held on the evening of December 2nd to discuss the “Twenty-year Retrospective” which is being developed by the RPT. That meeting will also be held in the NSRAA Boardroom with the suggested meeting time of 7pm.
At the NSRAA Board Meeting Friday November 13, 2015 the Board voted to approve moving 6 million chum from Hidden Falls to Thomas Bay.
ADF&G issued their news release for the 2016 pink salmon forecast. They are predicting a return of 34 million which is below the 10 year average of 38 million and just above the return for 2015 at 31.5 million.
The Bristol Bay sockeye salmon forecast if for 29.5 Million salmon. The Bay harvested 35.7 million in 2015.
At the UFA meeting we also received from the USCG an update of the upcoming regulations from the Coast Guard Act of 2010. One of the new programs besides the coast guard dockside exams if you fish outside of 3 miles is the Alternative Compliance Safety Program (ACSP). This is a program that will affect commercial fishing vessels or tenders 25 years or older in 2020 (otherwise any boat built before 1995) or completes a major conversion; 50 ft overall in length; and fishes beyond 3 NM. If you fit in this category, open up the presentation below. This program is suppose to be in place by 2017.
At the UFA meeting we had a lot of presenters about the State’s fiscal situation and varies departments the commercial fishing industry depends upon. Here are some of the presentations. If you have any questions, please call the office at 907-586-6652
Board of Fish / Board Support
IPHC visited the SE ports of Sitka and Petersburg last week and gave a presentation. This is the slides that were used in the presentation. If you have any questions, please call the SEAFA office.
Purse Seine Task Force meeting: December 1, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Drift Gillnet Task Force meeting: December 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Enhanced salmon allocation review meeting: Dec. 2nd from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Southeast Alaska RPT meeting: December 3, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
All Meetings will be held in the NSRAA Conference Room in Sitka
The Enhanced salmon allocation review meeting will be discussing the draft Twenty year Retrospective Allocation 10.13.15
As there will not be a red king crab season this fall, ADFG has released the survey data. A threshold of 200,000 lbs is necessary for a season and the current harvestable estimate is 82,697 pounds.