The office of Boards and Commissions are seeking nominees for the Commercial Fishery Entry Commission (CFEC). With the resignation of Commissioner Brown effective December 1, and Commissioner Twomley retiring in March, the need is clear. You need not be an attorney & you cannot be a current CFEC permit holder. Please submit applications here.
Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, (SSRAA), is soliciting bids from interested parties to conduct rearing operations for the spring of 2018 at its Port Asumcion rearing site. This is a new project that will become operational in late January or early February of 2018. The site will be comprised of five 40’X40’ net pens and a 24’X50’ barge for fish food and equipment storage. The barge will have a structure utilized for dry storage and temporary quarters for visiting SSRAA employees whom will be conducting periodic site visits. Approximately eight (8) million chum fry and 400,000 coho smolt will be reared and released in 2018. The project dates will run annually from approximately mid-January through mid-May or approximately 120 days. Based on environmental conditions Read more...
United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA), Alaska’s statewide commercial fishing trade association, is pleased to announce the hiring of Frances Leach as its Executive Director effective January 5, 2018. Ms. Leach, a Juneau resident, was raised in a commercial fishing family in Ketchikan.
“I am excited for the opportunity to represent UFA. Having grown up in a commercial fishing family in a coastal community, I understand the importance of commercial fishing to Alaska’s economy and cultural heritage. The commercial fishing industry faces many challenges at the state and federal level, and I look forward to addressing these challenges as UFA’s Executive Director,” said Leach.
“Frances has a proven track record of success and has demonstrated leadership during her professional career. Read more...
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and Southeast King and Tanner Task Force (KTTF) will meet between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The meeting will be hosted at the ADF&G Southeast Regional office in Douglas and connected via web conferencing at the following locations:
Douglas – ADF&G Southeast Regional office, 802 3rd Street, Douglas, AK 99824
Petersburg – Tides Inn Conference Room, 307 1st Street, Petersburg, AK 99833
Agenda items for this meeting include:
2017 Tanner crab survey preliminary results,
2017/18 red king crab fishery summary,
2017/18 Board of Fisheries proposals.
Individuals unable to attend in person can call-in from any location and if they have a computer, smartphone, and/or Read more...
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...
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.
The USCG released a Safety Alert on Vessel Stability this month.