Important Dates

Here are some important dates coming up: On Monday, May 15th from 4pm-5pm Markos Scheer will be holding a Question and Answers session on Mariculture for Fishermen and Processors at the Assembly Chambers. The meeting will cover opportunities in seaweed mariculture and ways to market the product. AMSEA is conducting a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor course in Wrangell May 15th and 16th at the Wrangell Fire Department. Register at www.amsea.org or by calling (907)747-3287. Dockside examiners will be in Petersburg Tuesday, May 16th through Friday, May 19th. You can sign-up for exams at the Harbor Masters office. The Board of Fish will be holding a special meeting from May 17-18th to review the Bering Sea Tanner Crab Harvest Strategy. At the beginning of this meeting, they will also Read more...
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2017 SOUTHEAST KING AND TANNER CRAB TASK FORCE MEETING

Juneau . . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and Southeast King and Tanner Task Force (KTTF) will meet between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The meeting will be hosted at the ADF&G Southeast Regional office in Douglas and connected via web conferencing at the following locations: Douglas – ADF&G Southeast Regional office, 802 3rd Street, Douglas, AK 99824 Petersburg – Tides Inn Conference Room, 307 1st Street, Petersburg, AK 99833 Agenda items for this meeting include:   2016/17 Tanner crab season summary   2016/17 GKC season update   2017/18 Board of Fisheries proposals. Individuals unable to attend in person can call-in from any location and if they have a computer, smartphone, and/or tablet can attend Read more...
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NP Council Workshop at June Meeting

NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center is starting a new research endeavor on the interactions between fishing families and changing regulations, and environmental and socioeconomic conditions in Alaska fisheries. The impacts of fisheries management on families is an important component of understanding how fishing communities are affected by changing regulations, a key NP Council concern. And, yet, this dimension of fishing community impacts has received relatively minimal study. NMFS is working to organize a workshop around this topic during the upcoming June Council meeting in Juneau (similar to the IFQ crew workshop they held last year). The workshop will be a chance to start scoping out the type of research questions that may be worth pursuing further. NMFS is looking to discuss several Read more...
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Dockside Exams in Petersburg

Dockside examiners will be in Petersburg Tuesday, May 16th through Friday, May 19th. You can sign-up for exams at the Harbor Masters office. The flier is here.

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King/Tanner Task Force

There will be a King/Tanner Task Force meeting Thursday, May 11th from 1-4:30pm at the following locations:
Douglas – ADF&G Southeast Regional office, 802 3rd Street, Douglas, AK 99824

Petersburg – Tides Inn Conference Room, 307 1st Street, Petersburg, AK 99833

You can also join in by telephone or computer by following these directions: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/applications/dcfnewsrelease/778657426.pdf

Agenda items for this meeting include:

 2016/17 Tanner crab season summary

 2016/17 GKC season update

 2017/18 Board of Fisheries proposals and GKC Management Plan

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F/V Documentation Scam

There has been a new company sending out unsolicited letters and offering to perform Documentation services for fishing vessels. These 'Certificate of Documentation Courtesy Renewal Notices’ closely resemble US Coast Guard’s' National Vessel Documentation Center' notices, however, the US Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) in Falling Waters, West Virginia is the only entity authorized to issue Certificates of Documentation, form CG-1270. Complaints regarding these scams can be made through the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) here: https://www.ftc.gov/ The full Maritime Safety Information Bulletin concerning the false Certificates of Documentation is here. Read more...
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Mariculture Questions and Answers Session

On Monday, May 15th from 4pm-5pm Markos Scheer will be holding a Question and Answers session on Mariculture for Fishermen and Processors at the Assembly Chambers. The meeting will cover opportunities in seaweed mariculture and ways to market the product.

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