Monthly Archives: January 2018

2018 IPHC Suggested Catch Limits

From the January 26, 2018 IPHC News Release: The IPHC did not agree on new Pacific halibut catch limits for 2018, and therefore the catch limits adopted by the IPHC in 2017 remain in place. Both Contracting Parties, Canada and … Continue reading

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Marine Weather Forecasting

The Petersburg Science Series has a guest speaker, Joel Curtis a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, on Wednesday, January 31 at 7pm in the Borough Assembly Chambers. The public is welcome to attend and the flier is here.

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AMSEA Courses in Petersburg

Due to a schedule conflict with the impending crab fishery, AMSEA had to change the date for their upcoming Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Petersburg. Please see the attached revised flyer for the upcoming pair of marine safety workshops. … Continue reading

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Proposed Oil and Gas Leases in Alaska

The Trump Administration released a draft plan for oil and gas lease sales across Alaska‚Äôs coast, including Southeast waters in 2023. Nineteen lease sales are proposed under the plan and Bristol Bay is the only area without a planned lease … Continue reading

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SEAK Board of Fish Meeting Documents

Meeting documents for the upcoming Southeast and Yakutat Board of Fish meeting can be found here. Shellfish issues are scheduled for Jan. 11-14, followed by Finfish Jan. 15-23. Public testimony will be heard in two parts, one during the Shellfish … Continue reading

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NMFS Alert to Pacific cod Fishermen

NMFS released this alert to Pacific cod fishermen warning of the 80% decrease in catch limits in the Gulf of Alaska for 2018 and how the cut affects various gear types.

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2018 Black Cod Almanac

View the 2018 Black Cod Almanac is here, and here are some highlights: -In 2017, 3,322 sablefish, 877 shortspine thornyhead, 9 Greenland turbot were tagged; plus 3 spiny dogfish with pop-off satellite tags. The greatest time at liberty for a … Continue reading

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