SEDM Opener for 48 Hours! June 17 to June 19, 2017

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

Opener begins at 6am on June 17 and goes for 48 hours! Look at the full notice below.

Southeastern District Mainland Opener – June 12 2017

Posted on: June 12th, 2017 | Author: Student Intern | Filed under: Community Window, Fisheries News

48 Hour Opener beginning at 12:00pm on June 13, 2017 to 12:00pm June 15, 2017!

1st Chignik Test Fishery: Potential Opening To Follow!

Posted on: June 6th, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

AUDIO: Pre-Season Salmon Stakeholder Fish and Game Meeting – May 30th, 2017

Posted on: May 31st, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

Download the Pre-Season Salmon Stakeholder Fish and Game Meeting for May 30th, 2017 (mp3, 11.3 MB, 60 minutes)

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Aleutia Members Meeting 2017!

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

ADF&G Sand Point Immature Test Fishery Bid

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

ADF&G Salmon Stakeholder Meeting: May 30, 2017

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

Sand Point Fish and Game Advisory Committee Meeting & Election Announcement

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 | Author: Marissa Williams | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window, Fisheries News

Sand Point AC Notice 2017 May 30; Election

PDF: ADF&G’s Summary of the 2016 Alaska Peninsula – Aleutian Islands Herring Fishery

Posted on: February 24th, 2017 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fisheries News

Download Download ADF&G’s Summary of the 2016 Alaska Peninsula – Aleutian Islands Herring Fishery (PDF, 1 MB)

PDF: ADF&G – 2017 AK PEN/Chignik Area State-Waters Pacific Cod Opening Dates

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

The South Alaska Peninsula Area state-waters Pacific cod pot gear season will open at noon March 7, 2017 unless delayed by weather. If the National Weather Service marine forecast for Area 155 issued at 4:00 a.m. on March 7, 2017 contains gale warnings for that day or the following day, the season opening will be delayed 24 hours. Weather delays may continue on a rolling 24-hour basis for seven days, after which the season will open regardless of the weather forecast.

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The 2017 Chignik Area state-waters Pacific cod pot gear season will open seven days after the CGOA closure, at noon March 2, 2017. The 2017 Chignik Area state-waters Pacific cod jig gear season will open 12:01 a.m. March 15, 2017.

Kodiak, Chignik, and South Alaska Peninsula State-Waters 2017 Pacific Cod Guideline Harvest Levels and Season Dates (PDF 110 kB) – 1/6/17

2017 South Alaska Peninsula Area State-Waters Pacific Cod Season Opening for Pot Gear (PDF 78 kB) – 2/14/17

2017 Chignik Area State-Waters Pacific Cod Opening Dates – 02/22/2017 11:45 AM

The Kodiak, Chignik, and South Alaska Peninsula 2017 state-waters Pacific cod guideline harvest levels (GHLs – pounds) are as follows:

Kodiak
Pot 6,087,452
Jig 6,087,452
Total 12,174,904

Chignik
Pot 7,670,189
Jig 852,243
Total 8,522,432

South Alaska Peninsula
Pot 20,401,820
Jig 3,600,321
Total 24,002,142

PDF: Aleutians East Borough’s “Fish News” for Feb. 21, 2017

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fish News - newsletter, Fisheries News

Download Aleutians East Borough’s “Fish News” for Feb. 21, 2017 (PDF, 0.5MB)

AEB Fishermen’s Meeting Teleconference
2017 State-Waters Pacific Cod Pre-season meeting
Wednesday March 1 • 2017 10AM
audio/participation to be available at the following sites: King Cove Harbor House, Sand Point AEB Borough, Anchorage AEB office & ADF&G Kodiak
Presenter: Nat Nichols, ADF&G Area Groundfish manager

HALIBUT COMMISSION ANNOUNCES 2017 CATCH LIMITS AND SEASONS

Posted on: January 27th, 2017 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fisheries News

2017 Area 3B (western Gulf of Alaska) = 3,140,000 (pounds)
(For comparison 2016 was 2,710,000 lbs)

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) completed its Ninety-third Annual Meeting in Victoria, BC, Canada on 27 January, 2017. More than 200 halibut industry stakeholders attended the meeting, with approximately 80 more participating in web broadcasts of the public sessions.The Commission is recommending to the governments of Canada and the United States catch limits for 2017 totaling 31.40 million pounds, displayed in the following table by regulatory area.

PDF: AEB’s “Fish News” from January, 25th, 2017 – Fishermen’s Meeting Teleconference

Posted on: January 25th, 2017 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fish News - newsletter, Fisheries News

Download the latest “Fish News” from Aleutians East Borough (PDF, .5MB).

Back issues.

AEB Fishermen’s Meeting Teleconference
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10AM

TELECONFERENCE audio/participation to be available at the following sites:
King Cove Harbor House, Sand Point Borough office, False Pass City Office, Anchorage AEB office

Tentative Agenda:
– South Peninsula in-season salmon management – Lisa Fox
– North Pacific Fishery Management Council update – Ernie Weiss
– Fishermen discussion

Teleconference sites:
Anchorage & Sand Point AEB offices, King Cove Harbor, False Pass City & ADF&G Kodiak.

Please contact Ernie Weiss at (907) 274-7557 or eweiss@aeboro.org for further information.
www.aebfish.org

AEBORO: Fish News from Dec. 28th, 2016 – Fisheries Teleconference

Posted on: December 28th, 2016 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

Download the latest issue of Fish News (PDF).

Back issues available here.

Agency Representatives Provide Information on Enforcement, Observer Program, Fish Tickets during Recent AEB Winter Fisheries Teleconference

AUDIO: National Marine Fisheries Informational Meeting with AEB – Dec. 21, 2016

Posted on: December 27th, 2016 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

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On December 21st, the 4th annual National Marine Fisheries Meeting with the Aleutians East Borough was held and broadcasted on KSDP 830 AM. From Sand Point, I’m Marissa Williams with the scoop.
Brent Priestess with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, hosted the meeting and spoke with several people highlighting what to expect and things to remember about the upcoming season.
He started off with a few key things to keep in mind this season. Now all trips are required to be logged and if you deliver to a tender and come back into town for any reason, your trip has ended and you must log a new one. Also, number each logged trip and include the trip number on the fish ticket. Be careful about marking your fish tickets with the correct stat areas. Stat areas are where the fish were harvested. Check your vms units, there is troubleshooting help available if it’s not working correctly.
Krista Malanie added that it’s important to check out the new regulations in long line pot gear for 2017. Also she stated that 2016 trips can’t be carried over to 2017 so keep that in mind, stay organized, and take care of your 2016 trips before the new year starts.
Nat Nickles from ADS&G stated that the GHLS are 20.4 million pounds of pot gear and 3.6 million of jig.
Glen Campbell from the Observer Program in Seattle mentioned that it’ll be important to correctly declare your gear type and if you’ll be delivering to a tender or not. He also said that they are working on getting an observer stationed in King Cove and reiterated the importance of logging every trip.
Chris Relling, also from the observer program, relayed the deployment rates which are split into twice the categories as each category has a tender and non-tender delivery option. The deployment rates for the hook and line are 11% and 25% for hook and line delivering to a tender. For pot delivering to a tender or not is 4%. For trawl its 18% and for trawl delivering to a tender its 14%.
In closing…
-Things to Remember-
Log EVERY trip and number them on the log as well as the fish ticket.
When you deliver to a tender and come back into town, that trip has ended and you must log a new one.
Correctly declare your gear type and if you will be delivering to a tender or not.
Make sure your vms units are in working condition.
From Sand Point, I’m Marissa Williams.