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 to plan for the following season. At the request of participants, task force meetings are held in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Planning Team (RPT) fall meeting. This year both task force meetings and the RPT meeting will be held in Ketchikan at the Ted Ferry Civic Center, Neets Bay Room, located at 888 Venetia Avenue. Purse Seine Task Force meeting is scheduled for November 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Drift Gillnet Task Force meeting is Read more...
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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, white, or silver canisters and rated as either ABC or BC. If you think your fire extinguishers may be recalled, please call (855)271-0773 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. If your extinguishers are recalled, Kidde will ship you replacements. You can find more information here.

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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 Seine Task Force and RPT in Ketchikan
December 4-12 NPFMC in Anchorage

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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 Eligibility to receive QS/ IFQ (TEC), QS holder form (Identification of Ownership Interest), Application for Transfer of QS/IFQ (includes sweep-up); Application for Military Transfer, Application for Emergency Medical Transfer, Application for IFQ/CDQ Hired Master Permit, Application for Registered Buyer permit, QS/IFQ Designated Beneficiary Form, Application for replacement of certificates, permits, or licenses, Registered Buyer landing report, Transshipment Authorization, Prior Notice of Landing (PNOL), IFQ Departure Report, Read more...
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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 by email: alcares@alcares.dk or website: http://alcares.dk/leaking-batteries-found/
The Safety Alert is here

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