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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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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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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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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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SEASWAP: Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project on KTOO

The 2006 documentary film SEASWAP: Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project is being pulled from the archives for an encore primetime airing on KTOO 360TV! Watch via broadcast, cable, satellite or online (ktoo.org/watch) on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 8pm. About the film: … Continue reading

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Alaska Sea Grant Shellfish and Seaweed Festival

Alaska Sea Grant is holding a virtual Shellfish and Seaweed Festival from May 17-20 beginning at 6pm each evening. Register here to learn about shellfish and seaweed farming, take a virtual tour of Alaska oyster and seaweed farms, discover ways … Continue reading

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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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