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 Planning Team fall meeting. This year, both task force meetings and the RPT meeting will be held in Sitka.
The Purse Seine Task Force meeting is scheduled for December 3, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Harrigan Centennial Hall.
The Drift Gillnet Task Force meeting is scheduled for December 4, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Harrigan Centennial Hall.
The Southeast RPT meeting is scheduled for December 5, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Westmark Hotel Meeting Room.
Agendas for the seine and gillnet meetings will be developed in cooperation between the department and the Southeast Alaska Seiners Association, the United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters Association, the Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance, and the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association. Individuals with suggested topics for discussion should contact these organizations or the department. In order to finalize the agenda, please submit suggested topics by November 8, 2019.