Southeast Alaska Regional Planning Team, Purse Seine Task Force, and Drift Gillnet Task Force Meeting Schudle

Petersburg. . . 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 (RPT) meeting. The department holds annual meetings each year between fishery managers, researchers, aquaculture organizations, fishermen, gear group organizations, processing company representatives, and any other interested parties to review the previous salmon season, discuss topics of importance for management of the fisheries, and plan for the following season. Task force meetings have rotated between communities to provide increased access and participation. At the request of participants, task force meetings will be held in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Read more...
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This Marine Safety Information Bulletin from the USCG as a reminder that the Tongass Narrows is a 7 knot speed zone. Fees for violations begin at $1,000 for the 1st offense and a map of the zone is included.

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Alaska DMV Vessel Registration Law

In 2018 SB92 Derelect Vessel Act was voted into law as an effort to address the delinquent and abandoned vessels throughout the State of Alaska. Documented and Undocumented vessels must now registered with the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles. This registration is in addition to USCG documentation. The fee is $24 for 3 years and meant to create a paper trail for enforcement and removal of abandoned vessels and a funding source for the efforts. Seaplanes and lifeboats are not required to be registered. Here is the DMV form for title/registration, you can bring your USCG Documentation in for proof of ownership. Do not Title your boat if it is USCG documented, only undocumented vessels over 24 feet need to be Titled. You will need to place the square registration decal on your vessel. Here Read more...
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Dockside Exams

The Coast Guard will be in Petersburg from 1pm Tuesday, may 14th through 1pm Friday, May 17th to conduct Dockside Exams. The harbor master’s office has a sign-up sheet. And you can visit www.fishafewest.info for a checklist of requirements for vessels.

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2019 Tourship Schedule

Here is the 2019 Tourship Schedule for Petersburg.

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Blessing of the Fleet

The annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held Sunday, May 5th at 2pm at the Bojer Wikan Fisherman’s Memorial, or inside of the SONS of Norway Hall depending on weather. Everyone is encouraged to join in the blessings with coffee and treats to follow. The Flier is here.

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Seaweed Mariculture Workshop in Petersburg

Mark your calendar for the Seaweed Mariculture Workshop on March 5th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Assembly Chambers. Speakers include Gary Freitag and Quentin Fong with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. The workshop will include information on the practical aspects of seaweed mariculture.  For more information, contact Liz Cabrera at 772-4042 or email petersburgedc@gmail.com

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