The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is currently seeking vessels to participate in a red king crab tagging project.

Written August 15th, 2014

The project will be conducted during the month of October and will consist of 6-7 days of fishing in Pybus Bay.  Vessels should be able to travel with and haul 40-50 pots a day. In addition to the skipper, vessels also are required to have 2 deck hands and room for one biologist.  The department will cover expenses associated with fuel, bait and provide a fixed daily charter rate for the vessel.  The vessel owner/operator will need to provide food and gear.

Interested persons should contact Adam Messmer @ 907-465-4853

CANADIAN FEDS MOVE TO APPROVE CONTROVERSIAL KSM MINE PROPOSED ON THE UNUK RIVER NEAR ALASKA: 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD STARTS JULY 21

Written August 8th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2014

CONTACT: 

Rob Sanderson, Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, 907-821-8885, haida2009@gmail.com

Brian Lynch, Petersburg Vessel Owners Association 907-772-9323, pvoa@gci.net

Abe Tanha, Hooked on Juneau, 907-723-3612, Abe@HookedOnJuneau.com

Chris Zimmer, Rivers Without Borders, 907-586-2166, zimmer@riverswithoutborders.org

 
CANADIAN FEDS MOVE TO APPROVE CONTROVERSIAL KSM MINE PROPOSED NEAR ALASKA: PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD STARTS TODAY, JULY 21

ALASKANS CALLING FOR MORE REVIEW OF KSM MINE BECAUSE OF CLEAN WATER AND SALMON CONCERNS
Canadian officials today announced the start of a new 30-day public comment period on the Canadian federal government’s environmental assessment of the controversial Kerr Sulphurets 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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