There will be a direct marketing class in Petersburg on April 21 from 1-4:30 at the Library. The class costs $45 if you sign up before April 10 and $60 after. The class is meant to teach marketing, the steps to follow to get set up, what your boat needs, packaging, shipping, and more. You can register for the class at psglib.org or call 907-772-3349
Senate Bill 42-Personal Use Fishing Priority
This bill would give priority to personal use fishing instead of holding all users; subsistence, personal, and commercial responsible for conservation.
If you would like to join PVOA in sending a letter opposing this piece of legislation here is how:
Write a letter explaining who you are, that you oppose the bill, and address your letter to:
Senator Cathy Giessel, Chair
Senate Resources Committee
State Capitol Room 427
Juneau AK, 99801
Statewide Board of Fish began today in Anchorage. They began the Bristol Bay portion. You can stream it live by going to the website below and clicking the play symbol below the title ‘Live Audio’:
Governor Walker reappointed Orville Huntington to the Board of Fish yesterday.
The Borough has been hard at work trying to get additional funding to dredge the South Harbor entrance. When the North Harbor was dredged it was funded under the Section 107 Corp Program. The Borough is applying for this same funding for the South Harbor this time. Congressman Young and Senator Sullivan sent letters recommending funding for this project.
Sitka. . . .The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery will be on 2-hour notice effective 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2015. This means that a fishery could be expected with a minimum of two hours notice after the effective time.
Today, a test sample was taken from a large body of herring west of Black Rock. The results of that sample were as follows: Mature roe - 7.3%, immature roe - 3.4%, average weight - 147 grams.
Though immaturity in the sample was high, the separation of less mature herring from the mature schools as well as the maturation of herring over the next several days could result in a rapid progression of mature roe content. The department is placing the fishery on 2-hour notice to ensure that the department Read more...