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USDA Seafood Trade Relief Program

The USDA recently introduced the Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP) including $530 million for U.S. fishermen impacted by ‘retaliatory tariffs.’ Fishermen can apply for relief through the program until December 14, 2020. The STRP seafood payment rate will be on … Continue reading

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Modified Temporary Transfer Provision for IFQs

NMFS published the emergency rule for the modified temporary transfer provision for the halibut and sablefish IFQ fisheries making it effective June 25th. This liberalizes the transfers of IFQs for the 2020 season. Quota share holders that wish to use … Continue reading

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Sea Grant workshop on Seafood Direct Marketing

Alaska Sea Grant will also be holding a 5-day online workshop on starting and operating a seafood direct marketing business beginning at 5:30pm each evening of April 20, 22, 24, 26, and 29. The workshop will cover regulations, marketing, business … Continue reading

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Update on USCG VHF Outages

Last Friday, March 13, 2020, two sites that had been down for over 120 days were brought back to operational. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, sites that the U.S. Coast Guard is unable to receive VHF communications are: Bede … Continue reading

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Rockfish Required Retention in Federal Waters

As a result of the North Pacific Council action taken in December of 2019, beginning March 23, 2020, NMFS has new rockfish retention requirements. This action contains two main provisions: requiring full retention and landing of rockfish by CVs using … Continue reading

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USCG VHF Outages

The Coast Guard has experienced various VHF outages in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska throughout the summer and into the winter. Extra caution is advised in areas of Northern Shelikof Strait, Southern Cook Inlet, and portions of Southeast Alaska.  Repairs are ongoing, … Continue reading

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AMSEA Drill Conductor Class in Petersburg

AMSEA will hold a Drill Conductor class in Petersburg on February 10th from 8am-7pm at the Tides Inn conference room. You can register only at www.amsea.org or by calling (907)747-3287. See the flier here.  

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