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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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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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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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Sitka Fish Expo

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

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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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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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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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