NPFMC member Ed Dersham, staff Sam Cunningham and ADFG Federal Fisheries Coordinator Nicole Kimball are coming to Sand Point for an ‘outreach’ meeting May 13 and 14. We will begin meeting on May 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the AEB Offices. All three of the Council representatives will be available for a workshop discussion of the latest motion. This will take place at the AEB Office.
Trawl By-catch Quota and creating a Co-Op to manage the quotas will be some of the topics discussed!
KSDP will be teleconferencing these talks as made available, so be sure to tune in if you cannot attend!
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. (more…)