Monthly Archives: February 2016

February NP Council Newsletter

The February NP Council Newsletter is out. Dr. Ian Stuart of IPHC was appointed to the SSC for a one-year term. The Council is currently looking at re-structuring the Gulf of Alaska groundfish trawl fisheries. They will consider: -Alternative 1 … Continue reading

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CFEC transferred to ADF&G

The administrative and research functions of CFEC were transferred to the ADF&G by administrative order of Governor Walker. Here is the news release: http://gov.state.ak.us/admin-orders/279.html

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New Survival Craft Laws Repealed

We were all notified by the USCG in January that out-of-water survival crafts would be required in February. Now, we have all been notified that law was repealed for commercial fishing vessels. The laws for survival craft requirements will remain … Continue reading

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SOUTHEAST COMMERCIAL TANNER CRAB FISHING SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

Petersburg . . . The Registration Area A Tanner crab harvest strategy [5 AAC 35.113] establishes commercial Tanner crab fishing season length using estimated mature male biomass and the number of registered pots at the start of the fishery. As … Continue reading

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New Board of Fish Appointees

Governor Walker announced three new appointees to the Board of Fish. Robert Mumford, the latest addition to the Board of Fish, who was confirmed last spring has announced the Statewide meeting in March will be his last. Alan Cain has … Continue reading

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2015/2016 SOUTHEAST GOLDEN KING CRAB FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT

Petersburg . . . The 2015/2016 commercial golden king crab fishery in Southeast Alaska will open concurrently with the commercial Tanner crab fishery at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Guideline Harvest Levels The Registration Area A guideline harvest … Continue reading

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Underwater Vehicles in Chatham

NMFS, the US Geological Survey, and Rutgers University are partnering to deploy temporary ocean moorings at the Little Port Walter hatchery. This is the federally owned research station on the southern most tip of Baranof Island. The moorings will be … Continue reading

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