Aleutians East Borough – Fish News for Dec. 17th, 2013

Posted on: December 17th, 2013 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

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Headlines

– Council Adopts 2014 TACs for Groundfish in BSAI and GOA

Fish News for Dec. 9, 2013 from AEB

Posted on: December 10th, 2013 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

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Archives available at this link.

Headlines:
– Recent & Upcoming Fish Meetings

Fish News 10-28-13

Posted on: October 28th, 2013 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

Here is the newest Fish News for the Aleutians East Borough!

Fish News – Oct. 28, 2013

Aleutians East Borough Fish News June 3rd, 2012

Posted on: June 4th, 2013 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Fish News - newsletter

Fish News – June 3, 20 Here is the most recent update for the Fish News! Enjoy!

AEB’s Fish News for 4/5/2013 – BoF Deadline for Proposals

Posted on: April 9th, 2013 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

Here’s the latest edition of Fish News, containing a reminder and information about the upcoming Alaska Board of Fisheries April 9th deadline for proposals, which includes those for commercial P. cod provisions for all areas of the state.

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AEB’s Fish News – March 12, 2013 – Salmon Forecasts

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

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ADF&G Salmon Forecasts for 2013
By Ernie Weiss, AEB Natural Resources Director

According to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G), the 2013 estimated forecast for the South Alaska Peninsula pink salmon total run is 7.3 million fish, and the harvest is expected to be 5.7 million. ADF&G considers that to be an average harvest. A harvest of less than 5 million pink salmon for the region is considered weak or poor, and 5 to 7.2 million is considered average. More than 7.2 million is a strong run, and a harvest of greater than 9.3 million pinks is described as excellent.
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Sand Point School’s Friday Flyer for 2/22/2013

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

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February
22nd- Evening Library/Lab Closed
25th- Eagles Land back @ Home
25th/26th- Jr. High & H.S. State Battle of the Books

March
1st- Read Across America!!!

AEB: Fish News for Jan. 30th, 2013

Posted on: January 31st, 2013 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

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Contents:
January GOA Fisheries:
Halibut:
Salmon:
NPFMC:
BSAI Crab ROFR:
Gulf of Alaska Coastal Communities Coalition:

AEB: Fish News for Jan. 11, 2013

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

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Contents:

ADF&G Releases SEDM Sockeye Salmon Commercial Harvest Genetic Stock Composition Publication

Calendar of Events:
Jan. 15 – 20: AK Board of Fisheries Takes up AYK Issues
Jan. 21 – 25: Alaska Marine Science Symposium
Feb. 4 – 12: North Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting in Portland, OR
Feb. 20 – 22: SWAMC – Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
Feb. 26 – March 4: AK Board of Fisheries Focuses on AP/AI Finfish Issues.

AEB: Fish News – Dec. 18, 2012

Posted on: December 19th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

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AEB: Fish News – Dec. 10, 2012

Posted on: December 11th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

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AEB: Fish News – Dec. 7, 2012

Posted on: December 10th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

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AEB: “Fish News” & “In The Loop” – Nov. 21, 2012

Posted on: November 23rd, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter, In The Loop - newsletter

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Fish News from the Aleutians East Borough.
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“In The Loop” from the Aleutians East Borough.

Fish News October 10th

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

Fish News
Oct. 10, 2012
Area M P.cod Issues To Be Addressed at BOF Oct. 2013 Meeting;
Summary of Today’s Votes at Board of Fisheries Work Session – ACRs
The latest news from the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) today: the Board has decided to address all the Area M Pacific cod issues at a statewide P. cod meeting October 2013. That means that the meeting scheduled for Feb. 26 – March 3, 2013 will address salmon issues only.
A presentation from WASSIP is scheduled for tomorrow, Oct. 11, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at the Egan Center in Anchorage. (The Board proceedings are available online, however, there have been technical difficulties during the last couple of days. The Board is trying to correct these problems.)
The Board voted on several ACRs (Agenda Change Requests) for the Westward Region Commercial Fisheries this afternoon. The Board votes were as follows:
ACR 5 – No Action – (Resulted in a board generated proposal. Will be voted on at BOF meeting Feb. 26 – March 3, 2013) Allow commercial salmon seine net depth in the Alaska Peninsula Area to be measured in feet and inches which would allow additional webbing to be attached beyond the current restriction of 350 meshes of 3.5 inches and 25 meshes at 7 inches. (5 AAC 09.332) Proposed by Corey Wilson, Justin Wilson and Alvin Newman.
 ACR 2 – Passed – Change the weather delay criteria for opening the Chignik District Tanner crab fishery from small craft advisory to gale force wind warning. (5 AAC 35.510(b)(2))
 ACR 12 – Passed – Change the weather delay criteria for opening the Chignik District Tanner crab fishery from small craft advisory to gale force wind warning. (5 AAC 35.510(b)(2))
 ACR 7 – Passed – Change the vessel size limit for the Registration Area O (Aleutian Islands Area) red king crab fishery, in state waters from 172 degrees W. long. to 179 degrees W. long., from 90 feet or less in overall length to less than 60 feet in overall length. (5 AAC 34.610(d))
 ACR 8 – Passed – Establish a pot limit of 10 pots per vessel fishing for red king crab near Adak Island in Registration Area O (Aleutian Islands Area). (5 AAC 34.625(x))
 ACR 13 – Failed – Remove super exclusive and exclusive vessel registration for state-waters Pacific cod fisheries in the Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, Kodiak, Chignik and South Alaska Peninsula management areas. (5 AAC 28.267; 5 AAC 28.367; 5 AAC 28.467; 5 AAC 28.537; 6 AAC 28.577)
 ACR 15 – No Action – Change the Board of Fisheries’ meeting schedule to move Pacific cod issues in the Alaska Peninsula – Aleutian Islands areas so as not to conflict with the commercial fisheries. (5 AAC 96.600)
 ACR 16 – Failed – Change the opening date of the commercial Tanner crab season in the South Peninsula District of Registration Area J (Westward) from January 15 to January 3. (5 AAC 35.510©(1))

Fish News 10/3/12

Posted on: October 5th, 2012 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter

Fish News
Oct. 3, 2012
Bristol Bay Red King Crab
Season Opens October 15th –
TAC Announced
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have completed analysis of NMFS trawl survey data for Bristol Bay red king crab. The 2012/2013 total allowable catch (TAC) is based on abundance and biomass estimates from the ADF&G length-based analysis model.
The Bristol Bay red king crab mature female abundance is over the threshold of 8.4 million crab and the effective spawning biomass (ESB) is over the threshold of 14.5 million pounds. The 2012 Bristol Bay red king crab ESB is estimated to be 44.2 million pounds.
The ESB estimate is less than 55.0 million pounds but greater than 34.75 million pounds, therefore a 12.5 percent exploitation rate is applied to the estimated mature male abundance of 9.6 million crab. The TAC for the 2012/2013 season is 7.853 million pounds and is apportioned as follows:
Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) 7,067,700 pounds
Community Development Quota (CDQ) 785,300 pounds
Total 7,853,000 pounds
The 2012/2013 Bristol Bay red king crab fishery will open on October 15, 2012 at 12:00 noon and will remain open through January 15, 2013.
The Bristol Bay red king crab fishery will not open in waters enclosed by 167° W longitude to 168° W longitude and 57°30’ N latitude to 58°30’ N latitude (ADF&G statistical areas 675730 and 675800) to protect Pribilof blue king crab. Blue king crab were captured during the 2012 survey in this area.
Saint Matthew Island Section Blue King Crab
Season Opens October 15th –
TAC Announced
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have completed analysis of 2012 NMFS trawl survey results for the Saint Matthew Island Section. Area-swept estimates and model estimates indicate that the mature male biomass is above the threshold for a fishery opening.
The federal acceptable biological catch (ABC) for this stock is 2.028 million pounds of total male blue king crab mortality. To account for projected bycatch mortality and to avoid exceeding the ABC, the 2012/2013 Saint Matthew Island Section blue king crab total allowable catch (TAC) is 1.630 million pounds, apportioned as follows:
The 2012/2013 Saint Matthew Island Section blue king crab fishery will open at 12:00 noon on October 15, 2012 and will remain open through February 1, 2013.
Fishermen are reminded that all state waters surrounding Saint Matthew, Hall, and Pinnacle Islands are closed to commercial fishing.
Bering Sea Tanner, Pribilof Red & Blue King Crab Fisheries to Remain Closed Again This Season
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have completed analysis of NMFS trawl survey data for the eastern Bering Sea Tanner crab stock. The 2012 area-swept survey estimate of mature female Tanner crab biomass in the Bering Sea District is 19.7 million pounds, below the harvest strategy threshold for mature female biomass of 21.9 million pounds; therefore the Bering Sea District Tanner crab fishery will not open during the 2012/2013 season.
The Pribilof District red and blue king crab fisheries will also remain closed. Details here.
Fishermen are reminded that incidentally taken Tanner crab may not be retained during either the Bristol Bay red king crab or Bering Sea snow crab fisheries.
For further information contact ADF&G in Dutch Harbor at (907) 581-1239 or in Kodiak at (907) 486-1840.