ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME, DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES NEWS RELEASE
Sam Cotten, Commissioner – Scott Kelley, Director
Contact: Lisa Fox, Area Biologist, Charles Russell, Assistant Area Biologist
Sand Point Area Office – PO Box 129 – Sand Point, AK 99661
Phone: (907) 383-2066 – Fax: (907) 383-2606
Date Issued: May 17, 2016 Time: 2:30pm
SAND POINT COMMERCIAL SALMON FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT # 01
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be conducting a preseason fishery stakeholder’s meeting at the Aleutians East Borough building in Sand Point at 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 27. We will teleconference with both King Cove at the Harbor House and False Pass. The purpose of this meeting is to provide all interested parties an opportunity to discuss the upcoming salmon season with ADF&G staff.
Topics covered will include:
2016 salmon outlook
2016 management strategy
2016 department test fisheries
Other topics as time permits
To obtain further information, please contact the Sand Point Fish and Game office at (907) 383-2066.
A marine science technician from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, inspects a vessel during a commercial fishing vessel safety exam in Dillingham, June 13, 2015. Coast Guard personnel conducted 412 dockside exams prior to the Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
The U.S. Coast Guard will be in Sand Point doing dockside vessel inspections in Sand Point – May 30th to June 4th, 2016.
Sign up at the Sand Point Harbor House to schedule your dockside vessel exam.
Aleutians East Borough School District
P.O. Box 429, Sand Point, Alaska 99661
Ph. 907-383-5222 FAX 907-383-3496 www.aebsd.org
Michael Seifert, Superintendent
Aleutians East Borough School District
Regular Meeting of the School Board
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting will be held at the District Office
Video Conference at all School Sites
Regular Meeting Agenda (more…)
The federal budget act, which provides fiscal year 2016 funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, includes language prohibiting the USFWS Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge from spending any funds to remove non-native caribou from Kagalaska Island and conduct any work to address unauthorized cattle grazing on Chirikof and Wosnesenski islands.
For this reason, the refuge has 1) cancelled the planned 2016 caribou control operations on Kagalaska Island and 2) will not complete and release a draft environmental impact statement or conduct any other activities related to the effort to address the unauthorized cattle on Chirikof and Wosnesenski islands. The specific language in the Senate Appropriations Committee Report is as follows:
The Committee directs that no funds are provided for the Service to conduct a caribou hunt on Kagalaska Island in the State of Alaska. Additionally, the Committee directs that no funds are provided to the Service for efforts to remove cattle on Chirikof and Wosnesenski Islands in the State of Alaska.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service appreciates the public’s participation in the environmental impact statement scoping process to determine how to address the cattle on Chirikof and Wosnesenski islands. We received hundreds of comments covering a wide range of issues—from determining cattle ownership and genetics to impacts on cultural and natural resources. If authorized in the future, we hope to provide a draft EIS for public review and comment and address these issues.
Due to the budget act restrictions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not allowed to issue permits that would result in removal of any cattle from these two islands. Also, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not allowed to work on clarifying ownership of the cattle.
To learn more about our previous work on these issues, visit our website:
STAR WARS VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS
The Class of 2018 Movie Night!
Saturday, April 9, 7 PM
Featured movie: Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (PG-13)
Signed permission slip required for ages 12 and under.
Snacks, drinks, and other food items will be on sale, thanks to
the support of Class of 2018 parents and the AC Store
(Permission Slips are inside The G.O.A.T.)