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Proposed Oil and Gas Leases in Alaska

The Trump Administration released a draft plan for oil and gas lease sales across Alaska’s coast, including Southeast waters in 2023. Nineteen lease sales are proposed under the plan and Bristol Bay is the only area without a planned lease … Continue reading

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SEAK Board of Fish Meeting Documents

Meeting documents for the upcoming Southeast and Yakutat Board of Fish meeting can be found here. Shellfish issues are scheduled for Jan. 11-14, followed by Finfish Jan. 15-23. Public testimony will be heard in two parts, one during the Shellfish … Continue reading

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NMFS Alert to Pacific cod Fishermen

NMFS released this alert to Pacific cod fishermen warning of the 80% decrease in catch limits in the Gulf of Alaska for 2018 and how the cut affects various gear types.

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2018 Black Cod Almanac

View the 2018 Black Cod Almanac is here, and here are some highlights: -In 2017, 3,322 sablefish, 877 shortspine thornyhead, 9 Greenland turbot were tagged; plus 3 spiny dogfish with pop-off satellite tags. The greatest time at liberty for a … Continue reading

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GOA Specs

The NP Council set the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Specs this morning. Here are the Overfishing Level (OFL), Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC), and Total Allowable Catch for Pollock, Pacific cod, and Sablefish for 2018 and 2017 for comparison. The TAC … Continue reading

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IPHC 2018 Recommended Catch Limits

This week IPHC also met for their Interim Meeting in Seattle. The recommended catch limits and a comparison of last years catch limits are here. The Commission has moved from the ‘Blue Line’ to a Spawning Potential Ratio (SPR) this … Continue reading

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IPHC Interim Meeting

The IPHC Interim Meeting will be held Tuesday, November 28th-Wednesday, November 29th from 8am to 4 pm daily. To register to participate remotely via Webinar, please follow this link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7155427446809338881 The meeting documents for the IPHC Interim Meeting are here: … Continue reading

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