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Important Dates

Here are some important dates coming up this fall: October 2-10 NPFMC in Anchorage October 17-19 Board of Fish Work Session in Anchorage October 27 SSRAA Board Meeting in Petersburg November 16-18 Fish Expo in Seattle November 28-30 Gillnet and … Continue reading

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Federal Register Notice seeking comments on IFQ Forms

In accordance with the Paper Reduction Act of 2015, NOAA published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on information collection regarding Individual Fishing Quotas for Halibut and Sablefish in Alaska Fisheries. The forms under review include: Application for … Continue reading

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USCG Marine Safety Alert for lifejacket lights

The Coast Guard distributed a Marine Safety Alert today. An inspection of Alcares water activated flashing lifejacket light models Jack A1-ALK and Jack ARH-ALK found 3,000 non-operable lights before their expiration dates due to leaky batteries. Alcove can be contacted … Continue reading

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4th Special Session

Governor Walker called for a 4th Special Session beginning October 23 to focus on a bill proposing a payroll tax of 1.5 percent of wages earned by Alaskans and non-resident workers, capped at $2,200 or twice the previous year’s permanent … Continue reading

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IPHC Annual Meeting Pre-Registration

The 94th IPHC Annual Meeting will be held January 22-26 at the Hilton Downtown Portland. New this year, the meeting will require attendees to pre-register. Please follow this registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-iphc-annual-meeting-am094-tickets-35265063755

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Fall Commercial Dungeness Crab Announcement

The Fall Dungeness Crab Announcement is out and the 2017/2018 commercial Dungeness crab fall fishing season in Registration Area A (Southeastern Alaska) will be reduced in duration. All waters open to commercial Dungeness fishing in Southeastern Alaska will open at … Continue reading

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ADF&G Announces Non-Retention of Chinook Salmon for Commercial and Recreational fisheries

“August 7, 2017, JUNEAU — Due to poor ocean survival conditions for Chinook (king) salmon, which are persisting in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia, extreme management measures are necessary to restrict harvests in coast wide fisheries that are directed at … Continue reading

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