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CFEC Permit and Vessel Renewal Online

CFEC will no longer be sending Permit and Vessel Renewal Forms in the mail. This year you will receive a post card with directions to renew your Permits/Vessel through their online program found here: https://www.cfec.state.ak.us/Leon/ If you would prefer the … Continue reading

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Salmon Task Force and RPT Meetings in Petersburg

The Salmon Task Force meetings and Regional Planning Team (RPT) meetings will be held at the end of the month in Petersburg. The Regional Planning Team meetings address hatchery release permitting and the agenda is listed below. The meetings will … Continue reading

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McDowell report on Alaska’s Salmon Hatcheries

The McDowell Group released a report on Alaska’s salmon hatcheries. Here are some facts from the report: -Alaska’s salmon hatcheries created one fourth of the economic value of the state’s total salmon harvest between 2012 and 2016. -during this period, … Continue reading

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Sea Otter Sewing Class in Petersburg

The Sealaska Heritage Institute is planning to offer a sea otter sewing class. The cost is $100, and in return, attendees will receive a sea otter pelt ($350 value) plus instruction on how to stretch and sew the hide into … Continue reading

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Roadless Tongass Meeting in Petersburg

The Forest Service will be holding a public meeting in Petersburg on Tuesday, September 25 from 5:30-8pm in the Assembly Chambers to engage the public on developing an Alaska Roadless Rule to encourage Alaska’s economic development while conserving roadless areas. … Continue reading

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Alaska Division of Economic Development visit Petersburg

Misty Smith with the Alaska Division of Economic Development (DED) will be in Petersburg from September 19-20 and available to talk with fishermen about their loan programs including new loans and extensions of current loans. She is available to meet … Continue reading

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Comment Period on Spending Plan for 2016 GOA Pink Salmon Disaster Funds

The Draft Spending Plan for funds appropriated to address the 2016 Gulf of Alaska pink salmon disaster is available for comment until September 7th at 5pm. The full draft plan is here, below is a summary.   Guiding Principles for fund … Continue reading

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