The annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held Sunday, May 5th at 2pm at the Bojer Wikan Fisherman’s Memorial, or inside of the SONS of Norway Hall depending on weather. Everyone is encouraged to join in the blessings with coffee and treats to follow. The Flier is here.
Mark your calendar for the Seaweed Mariculture Workshop on March 5th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Assembly Chambers. Speakers include Gary Freitag and Quentin Fong with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. The workshop will include information on the practical aspects of seaweed mariculture. For more information, contact Liz Cabrera at 772-4042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal Marine Surveys from Sitka is looking to make a trip to Petersburg to survey vessels. They have a couple vessels in need of surveys and would like to have at least three to make it worth their while. If you are in need of a survey, please contact Greg Cushing at (907)738-5435.
AMSEA will conduct a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Petersburg on February 5th from 8am-5pm and February 6th from 8am-12pm at the Tides Inn. The class is free to commercial fishermen. You can register online or by calling (907)747-3287.
The USCG has a trip planned for Petersburg to conduct dockside exams before the crab fisheries from February 4th-8th. You can sign up at the Harbor Master office. The examiners are currently furloughed and their trip could be canceled if the government shutdown continues.
Due to the government shutdown, SEAK Purse Seine Buyback Ballots have not been mailed. They were meant to be received by permit holders and returned to NMFS between January 15-February 15th.