Fish Report 3/20/2012

Posted on: March 20th, 2012 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Sand Point Fishery

As of March 18th 2012, 10.7 million pounds of pot cod have been harvested, leaving 2.4 million pounds yet to be caught.

There is about 1 and a half to two days fishing remaining. We are on a rolling day by day basis with an announcement planned Wednesday, March 21st, or Thursday, March 22nd.

The Pacific Cod Jig Fishery remains closed due to gale force winds and will continue on hold until Monday, March 26th. Then will reopen regardless of weather conditions.

 

This comes from Mark Stickert at Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak, Alaska. (907)-486-1840

Two news releases from ADF&G – Change to 2012 South Alaska Peninsula Area State-Waters Pacific Cod Pot Gear Season Opening + Chignik Tanner Closure

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Community Window, Sand Point Fishery

Download as a PDF:
“2012 SOUTH ALASKA PENINSULA AREA STATE-WATERS PACIFIC COD POT GEAR SEASON OPENING”

Download as a PDF:
“Closure Of The Chignik District Tanner Crab Fishery”

ADF&G: 2012 SOUTH ALASKA PENINSULA AREA & CHIGNIK AREA STATE-WATERS PACIFIC COD SEASON OPENINGS

Posted on: February 9th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Cold Bay Fishery, Community Window, Sand Point Fishery

Here’s the link to Commercial Fishery Announcements (Includes Subsistence and Personal Use) PDFs Published in the Last 7 Days.


Download “2012 SOUTH ALASKA PENINSULA AREA STATE-WATERS PACIFIC COD SEASON OPENINGS” as a PDF.

Download “2012 CHIGNIK AREA STATE-WATERS PACIFIC COD SEASON OPENINGS” as a PDF.

Text of the releases below:
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ADF&G: Closure Of The Eastern Section Of The South Peninsula District To Tanner Crab Fishing

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Cold Bay Fishery, Community Window, Sand Point Fishery

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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES
NEWS RELEASE

CLOSURE OF THE EASTERN SECTION OF THE SOUTH PENINSULA DISTRICT TO TANNER CRAB FISHING
EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 4-S-13-12

All remaining open waters of the Eastern Section of the South Peninsula District will close to
Tanner crab fishing at 5:59 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2012. Catch reports indicate total harvest
will approach survey estimates of allowable Tanner crab surplus. Further harvest is not
warranted to protect the long-term health of the Tanner crab stock.

All pots within the Eastern Section of the South Peninsula District must be unbaited with doors
open at the time of the closure. Unbaited pots may be stored in the closed area in waters deeper
than 25 fathoms for seven days. After seven days, all pots remaining in the closed area must be
removed from the water or placed in waters less than 25 fathoms deep.

Two ADF&G Tanner Crab Emergency Orders

Posted on: January 30th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Cold Bay Fishery, Community Window, Sand Point Fishery

Posted 1/29/2012. Click to download as a PDF.
CLOSURE OF WATERS SOUTH OF 55° 20’ N. LATITUDE TO TANNER CRAB FISHING IN THE EASTERN SECTION OF THE SOUTH PENINSULA DISTRICT / EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 4-S-10-12

Posted 1/28/2012. Click to download as a PDF.
CLOSURE OF IVANOF BAY NORTH OF 55° 47’13’’ N. LATITUDE TO TANNER CRAB FISHING IN THE CHIGNIK DISTRICT / EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 4-S-9-12

ADF&G: CLOSURE OF PAVLOF BAY AND JUDE ISLAND IN THE EASTERN SECTION OF THE SOUTH PENINSULA DISTRICT TANNER CRAB FISHERY

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Cold Bay Fishery, Community Window, Sand Point Fishery

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CLOSURE OF PAVLOF BAY AND JUDE ISLAND IN THE EASTERN SECTION OF THE SOUTH PENINSULA DISTRICT TANNER CRAB FISHERY

EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 4-8-4-12

All waters between 161° W. longitude and 162° W. longitude in the Eastern Section of the South Peninsula District will close to Tanner crab fishing at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2012. Catch reports indicate harvest will approach survey estimates of allowable Tanner crab surplus. Further harvest is not warranted to protect the long-term health of Tanner crab in this area. All pots within the closed area must be unbaited and doors open at the time of the closure. Unbaited pots may be stored in the closed area in waters deeper than 25 fathoms for 72 hours. After 72 hours, all pots remaining in the closed area must be removed from the water or placed in waters shallower than 25 fathoms. Vessel operators are not required to deliver crab harvested from the closed prior to targeting Tanner crab in other areas of the Eastern Section of the South Peninsula District that remain open to Tanner crab fishing.

ADF&G: 2012 CHIGNIK DISTRICT TANNER CRAB SEASON DAILY REPORTING SCHEDULE

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Community Window, Sand Point Fishery

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2012 CHIGNIK DISTRICT TANNER CRAB SEASON DAILY REPORTING SCHEDULE

Due to the number of vessels expected to participate in the 2012 Chignik District Tanner crab season, voluntary catch reports will be taken between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily. Information provided in catch reports should include area fished, number of pots pulled, and number of Tanner crab retained during the daily fishing period (8:00 a.m. to 5:59 p.m.). Catch reports will be taken by ADF&G in Kodiak by phone (907-486-1840), satellite dispatch (7894), email (mark [dot] stichert [at] alaska [dot] gov), or relayed through other participating vessels using encrypted code sheets.

For additional information please contact ADF&G in Kodiak at (907) 486-1840.

ADF&G: 2012 Chignik District Tanner Crab Season To Open January 25

Posted on: January 23rd, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Community Window, Sand Point Fishery

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2012 CHIGNIK DISTRICT TANNER CRAB SEASON TO OPEN JANUARY 25

The National Weather Service (NWS) 4:00 AM 48-hour marine forecast for Area 155 on January
23 contained gale warnings. Therefore, the Chignik District Tanner crab final registration and
season opening will be delayed for 24 hours.

By regulation, the start of the Chignik District Tanner crab season may not be delayed due to
weather for more than ten days. Since the season opening was delayed through Tuesday, January
24, final registration will begin at 12:00 NOON on January 24 and the season will open at 12:00
NOON on Wednesday, January 25 regardless of the marine weather forecast.
All participants must validate their Chignik District Tanner crab registration with the Alaska
Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) prior to participating in the fishery. Final registration
will occur at the Harbor Master’s office in Sand Point or by fax from areas outside of Sand Point
starting at 12:00 NOON on Tuesday, January 24. The Kodiak ADF&G fax number is 907-486-
1824.

Participants are advised that the master of each vessel is ultimately responsible for the safety of
the vessel.

For additional information please contact ADF&G in Kodiak at (907) 486-1840.

CLOSURE OF THE WESTERN SECTION OF THE SOUTH PENINSULA DISTRICT TANNER CRAB FISHERY – Date Issued: 01/19/2012

Posted on: January 20th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Community Window

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CLOSURE OF THE WESTERN SECTION OF THE SOUTH PENINSULA DISTRICT TANNER CRAB FISHERY
EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 4-S-4-12

All waters of the Western Section of the South Peninsula District will close to Tanner crab
fishing at 5:59 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012. Catch reports indicate total harvest will
approach survey estimates of allowable Tanner crab surplus. Further harvest is not warranted to
protect the long-term health of Tanner crab in this area.

All pots within the closed area must be unbaited and doors open at the time of the closure.
Unbaited pots may be stored in the closed area in waters deeper than 25 fathoms for 72 hours.
After 72 hours, all pots remaining in the closed area must be removed from the water or placed
in waters shallower than 25 fathoms. Vessels operators are required to deliver crab harvested
from the Western Section prior to targeting Tanner crab in the Eastern Section of the South
Peninsula District.

ADF&G: 2012 CHIGNIK DISTRICT TANNER CRAB SEASON – DELAYED – Date Issued: 01/20/2012

Posted on: January 20th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Community Window, Sand Point Fishery

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2012 CHIGNIK DISTRICT
TANNER CRAB SEASON – DELAYED

The National Weather Service (NWS) 4:00 AM 48-hour marine forecast for Area 155 on January
20 contained gale warnings. Therefore, the Chignik District Tanner crab final registration and
season opening will be delayed for 24 hours.

If the 48-hour marine weather forecast in Area 155 issued at 4:00 AM on Saturday, January 21
contains a small craft advisory, final registration and the fishery opening will again be delayed
for 24 hours.

If the 48-hour marine weather forecast for Area 155 issued Saturday, January 21 does not contain
a small craft advisory, final registration will begin at 12:00 NOON on January 21 and the fishery
will open at 12:00 NOON on January 22.

Any action to further delay or open the fishery will be announced in a subsequent ADF&G news
release by 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 21.

For additional information please contact ADF&G in Kodiak at (907) 486-1840.

Alaska Board of Fisheries: CALL FOR PROPOSALS – DEADLINE – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, APRIL 10, 2012

Posted on: January 10th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements, Community Window

Download this press release as a PDF from ADF&G.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Alaska Board of Fisheries
THE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES CALLS FOR PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE SUBSISTENCE, COMMERCIAL, PERSONAL USE, SPORT, GUIDED SPORT, AND GUIDED SPORT ECOTOURISM FINFISH REGULATIONS FOR BRISTOL BAY; ARCTIC-YUKON-KUSKOKWIM, ALASKA PENINSULA/ALEUTIAN ISLANDS FINFISH AREAS; AND STATEWIDE FINFISH REGULATIONS

PROPOSAL DEADLINE – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, APRIL 10, 2012

The Alaska Board of Fisheries is accepting proposed changes to the subsistence, commercial, personal use, sport, guided sport, and guided sport ecotourism finfish regulations for the Bristol Bay, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim, and Alaska Peninsula/Aleutian Islands management areas. Finfish includes: salmon, herring, trout, groundfish, char, burbot, northern pike, whitefish, Pacific cod, sablefish, shark, pollock, etc., but does not include halibut.

The board is accepting proposed changes to the subsistence, commercial, personal use, sport, guided sport, and guided sport ecotourism finfish provisions regulations. Examples of “statewide finfish” regulations can be found in Title 5 of the Alaska Administrative Code and include, but are not limited to, policy for the management of sustainable salmon fisheries, policy for the management of mixed stock fisheries, policy for statewide salmon escapement goals, possession of sport-caught fish, fishing by proxy, etc.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, APRIL 10, 2012
To insure that the proposed booklets are distributed well in advance of the board meetings and the fishing season, the board has set 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 as the proposal deadline.
Proposals may be submitted by mail, fax, or online:
Mail: ADF&G, Boards Support Section
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
Fax: (907) 465-6094
Online: http://boardoffisheries.adfg.alaska.gov/

Proposals must be received by the 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 deadline at the Board Support Section office in Juneau. A postmark is NOT sufficient for timely receipt. You are encouraged to submit proposals at the earliest possible date.

Please use the Board of Fisheries proposal form, available from any office of the Boards Support Section or on our website at http://www.boards.adfg.state.ak.us/fishinfo/index.php. Proposals must contain a contact telephone number and address. Please print or type the individual’s name or organization’s name as appropriate. A fax is acceptable and considered an original. Currently, we are unable to accept submission of proposal via email. We are working with our information technology section and hope to be able to offer this option soon.

All proposals are reviewed by the board’s proposal review committee prior to publication. Language that is emotionally charged detracts from the substance of the proposal. It may draw opposition that may not be germane to the element(s) of the proposal and may elicit nonresponsive charges from the public/board members. The proposal review committee reserves the right to edit proposals containing offensive language. Proposals published in the proposal book will be referenced with the appropriate Alaska Administrative Code citation and include a brief description of the action requested. Following publication, proposal booklets will be available to advisory committees and the public for review and comment.

Proposals received per the above “Call for Proposals” deadline will be considered by the Board of Fisheries during the October 2012 through March 2013 meeting schedule.

For more information, please contact the Alaska Board of Fisheries Executive Director at (907) 465-4110.

Press Release Says, Notice of Proposed Changes in The Regulations of the Alaska Board of Game

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements

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Area M Daily Harvest Summary through 9/11/10

Posted on: September 13th, 2010 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements

Cold Bay Commercial Salmon Fishery Announcement #13

Posted on: September 13th, 2010 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Cold Bay Fishery

COLD BAY COMMERCIAL SALMON FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT # 13

For Emergency Order #4-FS-M-CB-17-10

#4-FS-M-CB-18-10

Commercial salmon fishing will be allowed in the Beaver Bay, Balboa Bay, Southwest Stepovak, Northwest Stepovak, and East Stepovak sections of the Southeastern District for 59 hours from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 14 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16.
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Area M Daily Harvest Summary through 9/10/10

Posted on: September 13th, 2010 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: AK DF&G Announcements