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Regional Planning Team, Purse Seine, And Drift Gillnet Task Force Meetings

The department holds annual meetings each year between fishery managers, researchers, aquaculture organizations, fishermen, gear group organizations, processing company representatives, and interested organizations to review the previous salmon season, to discuss topics of importance for management of the fisheries, and … Continue reading

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Kidde brand Fire Extinguisher Recall

Several models of Kidde brand fire extinguishers with plastic handles and push button handles have been recalled including over 40 million extinguishers and 134 different models manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017. The recalled extinguishers are red, … Continue reading

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USCG Safety Alert Stability

The USCG released a Safety Alert on Vessel Stability this month.

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Sitka Fish Expo

Please find the flier for Sitka’s Fish Expo from October 30-November 9 here.

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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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