SOUTHEAST ALASKA GEODUCK CLAM FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT

Written January 23rd, 2015

Ketchikan. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the following information regarding the Southeast Alaska commercial geoduck clam fishery.

The following areas will be open for the commercial harvest of geoduck clams for live sale from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2015:

Cone Island South and Paloma Pass (Subdistricts 103-50-006, 104-35-006): will be open for a remaining harvest of 20,400 pounds of whole geoduck clams;

St. Nicholas Channel, North Lulu Island (Subdistrict 103-70-007): will be open for a remaining harvest of 19,500 pounds of whole geoduck clams;

Port Santa Cruz (Subdistrict 104-30-002): will be open for a remaining harvest of 38,000 pounds of whole geoduck clams;

Steamboat Bay (Subdistricts 103-70-003): will be open for a guideline Read more…

CRAIG/KLAWOCK WINTER FOOD AND BAIT HERRING FISHERY

Written January 23rd, 2015

Ketchikan. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the following information concerning the Section 3-B and District 4 (Craig/Klawock) winter food and bait fishery.

The open area will expand effective 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015, to include those waters of Section 3-B west of a line from Blanquizal Point to Point Santa Rosalia to Point Cuerbo to Point Miraballes then due south to a point on the Prince of Wales shore at 55°22.24′ N. latitude, 133°05.30′ W. longitude, and in those waters of District 4 north and east of a line from Lontana Point to Diver Point.

2015 SOUTHEAST ALASKA GILLNET SAC ROE HERRING FISHERIES UPDATE

Written January 18th, 2015

Sitka. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the following information concerning the 2015 Southeast Alaska gillnet sac roe herring fisheries:

Seymour Canal (Section 11-D): There will be no commercial fishery. The spawning biomass is forecasted to be 1,666 tons which is below the threshold of 3,000 tons necessary to conduct a fishery.

Hobart Bay/Port Houghton (District 10): There will be no commercial fishery. The spawning biomass is forecasted to be 110 tons which is below the threshold of 2,000 tons necessary to conduct a fishery.

Kah Shakes/Cat Island (Section 1-F): There will be no commercial fishery. No significant spawn event occurred in the Kah Shakes/Cat Island area in 2014 to warrant biomass assessment.

West Behm Canal (Sections 1-E and 1-F): There Read more…

SOUTHEAST ALASKA COMMERCIAL POT SHRIMP FISHERY MEETING

Written January 9th, 2015

Sitka . . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game today announces a meeting of the pot shrimp fishery task force on January 20, 2015.

The Southeast Alaska Pot Shrimp Fishery Task Force will meet on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Wrangell Fire Hall. Individuals who wish to participate in this meeting via teleconference should contact Dan Gray (747-6688) or Scott Kelley (465-4258) for instructions. Handout materials will be distributed at the meeting and will also be available at the Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance (SEAFA) website at www.seafa.org prior to the meeting.

Topics for discussion at this meeting will include: 1) a review of the 2014 season; 2) a review of stock status for 2015; 3) a review of experimental strategies in districts 6, 7, Read more…

SOUTHEAST ALASKA TANNER CRAB AND GOLDEN KING CRAB SEASONS ANNOUNCEMENT

Written January 2nd, 2015

Petersburg . . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that seasons for the 2014/2015 commercial Tanner and golden king crab fisheries in Southeast Alaska will open by regulation at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 13, 2015. The season start date for the Tanner and golden king crab fisheries is based on the date with the smallest Juneau tidal range between February 10 and February 17 [5 AAC 35.110(a) and 5 AAC 34.110(b)]. Fishermen are also reminded that weather delay criteria for Tanner and king crab fisheries have been recently adopted in regulation. Any delay to the start of the 2014/2015 Tanner and golden king crab fisheries due to weather will be announced 24 hours before the start of the fisheries [5 AAC 35.110(b) and 34.110(f)].

The registration deadline for both fisheries Read more…

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