SOUTHEAST ALASKA REGIONAL PLANNING TEAM, PURSE SEINE TASK FORCE, ROK TASK FORCE, AND DRIFT GILLNET TASK FORCE MEETINGS SCHEDULE

Sitka. . . 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 meeting.

The department holds annual meetings each year between fishery managers, researchers, aquaculture organizations, fishermen, gear group organizations, processing company representatives, and interested organizations to review the previous salmon season, to discuss topics of importance for management of the fisheries, and to plan for the following season. At the request of participants, task force meetings are held in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Planning Team (RPT) fall meeting. This year both task force meetings and the RPT meeting will be held in Juneau at the Centennial Hall Convention Center, Hickel Room, located at 101 Egan Drive.

Drift Gillnet Task Force meeting is scheduled for November 29, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Southeast Alaska RPT meeting is scheduled for November 30, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For questions regarding the RPT meetings, please contact Flip Pryor, RPT Chair, at (907) 465-4222.

ADF&G will meet with herring spawn-on-kelp permit holders on November 30, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at the DIPAC Ladd Macaulay Visitors Center located at 2697 Channel Drive.

Purse Seine Task Force meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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 11.

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