PVOA SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION

Written December 17th, 2014

With the upcoming resignation of Brian Lynch on December 31, the PVOA is now seeking applicants to fill the position of Executive Director. Duties include representing PVOA at various management forums, boards and committees, informing the board and membership of current issues, maintaining and building membership and administrative work.  Knowledge of the commercial fishing industry is preferred.  The position is considered part-time with significant travel expected and salary averages $35,000 per year based on experience.  Please contact pvoa@gci.net with any questions or to submit resume’.

SITKA SOUND HERRING FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT

Written November 25th, 2014

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES
NEWS RELEASE
Cora Campbell, Commissioner
Jeff Regnart, Director

Contact:
Sitka Area Office
Dave Gordon
304 Lake Street, Room 103
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: (907) 747-6688
Date: November 21, 2014
Fax: (907) 747-6693
Time: 4:15 p.m.
SITKA SOUND HERRING FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT
Sitka. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the preliminary guideline harvest level (GHL) for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is 8,712 tons based on a 19.7% harvest rate of a forecast mature biomass of 44,237 tons.
The department uses an age structured analysis (ASA) model which uses a long time series of abundance and age composition data from department surveys conducted during and following the spring Read more…

Resources For All Alaskans will Continue to Back Treadwell, State in Quest to Prevent Job Killing Initiative from Appearing on August 2016 Ballot

Written August 4th, 2014

Resources for All Alaskans (RFAA) is releasing the following statement regarding a Superior Court Judge’s decision to allow the proposed Set Netter Ban to potentially appear on the August 2016 Alaska Primary ballot.
“If passed, this initiative would immediately destroy the jobs and livelihoods of more than 500 Alaskan families,” said Jim Butler, President of RFAA. “The set netter ban would destroy jobs and have a massive, negative impact on the businesses, industries, and communities that they support throughout Southcentral Alaska.”
“The precedent set by this initiative alone will have permanent negative effects on Alaska industry and development. If we allow groups to allocate specific resources by initiative, who will be next? Mining? Oil and gas? It’s wrong and fundamentally Read more…

Bad news for fisheries in Alaska as politics and lobbying trump science and stewardship

Written July 28th, 2014

Bad news for fisheries in Alaska as politics and lobbying trump science and stewardship
http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/938077/Bad-news-for-fisheries-in-Alaska-as-politics-and-lobbying-trump-science-and-stewardship

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  [News Analysis]  July 28, 2014
Two unrelated decsions on Friday represented bad news for Alaska’s fabled commercial fisheries.

First, The Alaska Superior Court on Friday overturned a lower court decision invalidating a fish grab by the Kenai River Sport Fishing Association.

That group put forward a ballot initiative that would eliminate all commercial setnets in the Cook Inlet salmon fishery.  Alaska’s attorney general declined to certify the initiative, saying it was a taking of a state economic asset, which cannot be done by initiative, Read more…

2014 NORTHERN SOUTHEAST INSIDE (CHATHAM) SABLEFISH HARVEST OBJECTIVE REDUCED BY 26% FROM 2013

Written July 1st, 2014

Contact:
Sitka Area Office
Kristen Green
304 Lake St. Room 103
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: (907) 747-6688
Date: June 30, 2014
Fax: (907) 747-6693
Time: 10:00 a.m.
2014 NORTHERN SOUTHEAST INSIDE (NSEI) SUBDISTRICT SABLEFISH FISHERY ANNUAL HARVEST OBJECTIVE ANNOUNCEMENT
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces today that the 2014 NSEI Subdistrict commercial sablefish fishery annual harvest objective (AHO) is 745,774 round pounds. There are 78 valid Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) permits for 2014, therefore the individual equal quota share (EQS) is 9,561 round pounds (a 26% decrease from the 2013 EQS of 12,848 round pounds). The AHO is based on the sablefish acceptable biological catch (ABC) with decrements made for sablefish mortality in other fisheries.
NSEI Read more…

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