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ASMI and Mcdowell Groups Market Bulletins

Alaska Salmon Harvest Summary and Forecast Analysis -Statewide, 2015 was a record salmon harvest at 1.07 billion pounds, and 28 million pounds greater than 2013. -Projected harvests for Southeast are 366,000 Chinook, 1,273,000 Sockeye, 2,831,000 Coho, 34,000,000 Pink, 11,349,000 Keta … Continue reading

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2016 Seine Management Plan

The Seine Management Plan is out. You can read the full plan here: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/FedAidPDFs/RIR.1J.2016.05.pdf -The estimated Pink harvest is 34 million fish, the 10-year average is 37.4 million fish. -277 permits fished in 2015 and 260 in 2014. The total … Continue reading

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Kannad EPIRB Recall

Please check your EPIRBs, Kannad Safelink EPIRBs have been recalled. These are part numbers K1202311 and K1202367. If you have a Kannad, please see their website http://www.safelinkepirbsupport.co.uk and enter the CSN number found on the yellow label for more information … Continue reading

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CLOSURE OF COMMERCIAL, SPORT, AND SUBSISTENCE FISHING AREAS TO CONSERVE CHILKAT RIVER KING SALMON

Haines — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that due to a low preseason forecast for Chilkat River king salmon abundance, commercial, sport, and subsistence fisheries in upper Lynn Canal, Chilkat Inlet, and the Chilkat River will … Continue reading

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Whale Pinger Rebate Program

Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance (SEAFA) received a grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to increase the use of acoustic whale pingers to reduce whale entanglements. SEAFA will rebate $25 per whale pinger for up to 5 pingers per vessel/permit. … Continue reading

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COMMERCIAL GOLDEN KING CRAB ANNOUNCEMENT EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHERN AREAS CLOSURE DATE

Petersburg . . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the commercial golden king crab fishery in the East Central and Northern Areas will close at 12:00 noon, Monday, March 21, 2016. These areas are being … Continue reading

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The Economic Impacts of Alaska’s Seafood Industry

The McDowell group made a presentation on “The Economic Impacts of Alaska’s Seafood Industry,” for ASMI. The full presentation is here. Here are some points on the economic impacts statewide: -Approximately 60,000 workers are employed by the seafood industry and … Continue reading

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