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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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Important Upcoming Dates

Purse Seine Task Force meeting Tuesday, November 28, from 9:00am-5:00 pm in Ketchikan at the Ted Ferry Civic Center Drift Gillnet Task Force meeting Wednesday, November 29, from 9:00-5:00 pm in Ketchikan at the Ted Ferry Civic Center Southeast Alaska … Continue reading

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Alaska Marine Highway Reform

As you know, The Alaska Marine Highway Reform Steering Committee, led by Southeast Conference, is pursuing legislative changes to transform the ferry system to a public corporation and pursue forward funding. Check out www.amhsreform.com to find project reports and information, … Continue reading

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2018 Pink Salmon Harvest Forecast

The 2018 Southeast Alaska Pink salmon harvest forecast is out. The harvest is predicted to be in the average range with a point estimate of 23 million fish (80% confidence interval: 3–44 million fish). This would be below the recent … Continue reading

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