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Second Draft of Spend Plan for 2020-2021 Salmon Disaster Declaration

The second draft of the spend plan for the 2020 Norton Sound, Yukon River, Kuskokwim River, Chignik, Southeast Alaska; and 2021 Yukon River salmon disaster declarations has been posted for a two week review period. You can view the latest … Continue reading

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NMFS Workshop on Fisheries Resilience

NMFS will be traveling to Petersburg to hold a Workshop on Fisheries Resilience in Petersburg. Everyone is encouraged to join Thursday, February 2nd at 5:00 p.m. in the Borough Assembly Chambers. Understanding what makes fishing communities resilient is critical for … Continue reading

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USCG Dockside Exams

The USCG will be in Petersburg February 4th-7th conducting dockside exams before the start of the king and tanner fishery. You can sign-up for an exam at the Harbor Master office.

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AMSEA Drill Conductor Course in Petersburg

AMSEA will be in Petersburg holding a Drill Conductor course on February 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Parks and Rec Activity room. The course is $125 for commercial fishermen and $225 for all others. You can … Continue reading

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Capital Construction Fund Program Updates

In December Congress also expanded the Capital Construction Fund (CCF) program. The program is designed to encourage owners of U.S.-flag vessels to accumulate sufficient capital to acquire additional U.S.-flag vessels by offering tax incentives. The program works like a combination … Continue reading

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RQE Language in Omnibus Spending Bill

The omnibus spending bill approved by Congress before the end of the year included language to authorize the creation of a halibut stamp to fund a Recreational Quota Entity. This change to the Halibut Act means the Catch Sharing Plan … Continue reading

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Avoid Cruise Ship Collisions

Southeast Alaska Pilot’s Association provided this flier on avoiding collisions with cruise ships and the following charts of cruise ship track lines through gillnet fishing areas: Sumner tracklines Eldred Rock tracklines Little Island tracklines Stephens/Grand Island tracklines  

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