Governor Parnell Says Federal Decision Against Road
Threatens King Cove Residents
February 5, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell expressed deep frustration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) selection of a “no action” alternative in the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the King Cove to Cold Bay access project. (more…)
From ADF&G: “WASSIP is a comprehensive program to sample commercial and subsistence chum and sockeye salmon fisheries in coastal marine areas of western Alaska, from 2006 through 2009. This program is unprecedented in its magnitude and scope, including salmon fisheries from Chignik Bay to Kotzebue Sound, stretching over 3,000 km of shoreline. During the four years of fishery sampling, approximately 320,000 samples were collected and some 156,000 samples will be analyzed by the ADF&G Gene Conservation Laboratory to estimate stock composition of fishery harvests with the finest resolution possible. Additional populations have been added to the genetic baselines for both species and the number of DNA markers has been greatly expanded to provide for increased stock resolution. WASSIP will help all stakeholders better understand the composition of harvests in western Alaska fisheries and the effects that these fisheries have on salmon stocks in this vast region.”
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
1. Minutes: Minutes of Regular Meeting on October 9, 2012.
2. Minutes: Minutes of Special Meeting Minutes on November 9, 2012.
1. Finance Officer
3. DPS Director
4. Fire Chief
5. Public Works Director
6. Harbor Master
HEARINGS, ORDINANCES, AND RESOLUTIONS:
1. Ordinance 2012-04: Amending the Operating Budget for FY-2013
2. Resolution 12-06: Shared Fisheries
1. Silver Bay Seafood’s Lease
1. Chief Contract
2. Administrator Contract
3. AEB Donation request for Sand Pt. Junior High B-Ball Players
KSDP’s Virgil Porter spoke with Mark Stichert, Alaska Department of Fish & Game Groundfish & Shellfish Management Biologist for Kodiak, Chignik & South Alaska Peninsula on Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2012. We covered the upcoming 2013 Tanner Crab & Pacific Cod seasons for the South Alaska Peninsula region.
KSDP’s Virgil Porter will be interviewing Mark Stichert on Thursday, December 6th at 10am. Mark is the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Groundfish & Shellfish Management Biologist for Kodiak, Chignik & South Alaska Peninsula. We’ll be talking about the upcoming 2013 Tanner Crab & Pacific Cod seasons.