Southeast Seine Buyback Update

NMFS approved the Southeast Revitalization Association’s plan to buyback 22 southeast seine permits. The NMFS Fleet Consolidation Loan Program Manager, Mike Sturtevant, will be holding public meetings throughout Southeast AK to discuss the plan and answer questions. You can also reach him at michael.a.sturtevant@noaa.gov or (301)427-8799.

This second round of permit purchases would use $5.8 million of the $10.4 available and acquire 22 permits. There are currently 315 permanent S01A CFEC permits. The voting period will begin December 13, and end on January 13 at 5pm. Any ballots

There will be four outreach meetings:
-Monday, November 14, from 2-4pm in Sitka at the Westmark Sitka Hotel at 330 Seward Street
-Tuesday, November 15, from 3-5pm in Ketchikan at the Best Western Plus Landing Hotel at 3434 Tongass Avenue
-Wednesday, November 16, from 12-2pm in Petersburg at the Petersburg Public Library at 14 South Second Street
-Thursday, November 17, during Fish Expo from 10-12 in Seattle at the Century Link Field at 8oo Occidental Avenue South

To check that you are on the list to receive a ballot and that the address your ballot will be sent to is correct, or to submit a comment, please visit this site:
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/07/2016-26846/fishing-capacity-reduction-program-for-the-southeast-alaska-purse-seine-salmon-fishery

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