Listen to the 2018 Aleutians East Borough Winter Fisheries Teleconference Here.
Topics Discussed Included:
– Federal Fishery Openers
– State Cod Quotas
… And More
Download the Assembly meeting audio here (MP3, 16MB):
From the latest edition of AEB’s Fish News (PDF, 0.5MB):
AEB Fishermen’s Meeting – Winter Fisheries Teleconference
Thursday, December 27, 2018 – 10:00 AM
TELECONFERENCE audio/participation expected be available at the following sites:
King Cove Harbor House, Sand Point Borough office, False Pass City Office, Anchorage AEB office
Meeting expected to be broadcast live on KSDP and at www.apradio.org
Agency Representatives expected to be available at this teleconference meeting:
• U. S. Coast Guard, Kodiak
• Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Kodiak.
• NMFS Alaska Region, Juneau
• Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle
• North Pacific Observer Program & A.I.S. observer providers
• Other fisheries enforcement representatives
Please contact Ernie Weiss at (907) 274-7557 or email@example.com
The Chignik Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting by teleconference on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 9:30am.
To participate first dial 1-800-504-8071, then enter the access code: 8425142#
Tentative Agenda items will include the following:
– Area L proposals for the Board of Fisheries Alaska Peninsula/Aleutian Islands/Chignik Finfish Meeting.
– Proposals for the Board of Fisheries Statewide Finfish meeting
– Other miscellaneous AC business as needed.
For further information contact Taryn O’Connor-Brito at 907.842.5142. To be added to the electronic email notices for Chignik AC meetings, please email to the address at the bottom of this notice with your request.
Advisory committees are local groups that meet to discuss fishing and wildlife issues and to provide recommendations to Alaska Board of Fisheries and Alaska Board of Game. All meetings are open to the public. Advisory Committees are intended to provide a local forum on fish and wildlife issues. Their purpose includes: 1) developing regulatory proposals, 2) evaluating regulatory proposals and making recommendations to the appropriate board, 3) providing a local forum for fish and wildlife conservation and use, including matters relating to habitat, 4) advising the appropriate regional council on resources, and 5) consulting with individuals, organizations, and agencies.
If you are a person who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in any of these public meetings, please contact Taryn O’Connor-Brito at 907-842-5142 no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting, to make any necessary arrangements.
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PO Box 1030
Dillingham AK 99576
Sand Point Commercial Salmon Fishery Announcement #16
For Emergency Order #4-FS-M-SP-13-18
Commercial salmon fishing in the Unimak, Southwestern, South Central, and Southeastern districts will be allowed from 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 3 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
All closed waters in the above locations will be as described in the regulation book or as adjusted by emergency order.
The Department of Fish and Game is re-opening the Dolgi Subsection of Area M for the upcoming 36-hour salmon opener.
On July 17, 2018 the Board of Fish adopted language specifying this region to remain closed until August 8, 2018 unless Chignik Late Run stock were coming in at healthy levels. This decision was based on the current Chignik late run, which is meeting its necessary escapement objectives.
Fishing for Area M will be open as scheduled for 36-hours beginning 6:00am, July 14th and closing at 6:00pm July 15th.
The important note is that certain sections of the Dolgoi Island Management Area will be restricted.
Regulations call for this to occur when and estimated harvest of 180,000 fish has occurred. So far less than 20,000 fish have been harvested in the 2018 salmon season.
See the announcement from the Dept. of Fish and Game below.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced a second restricted opener for the final fishing period of June 2018. Seine and Drift gear types will be open for 40 hours beginning Monday, June 25 at 6:00am and closing 40-hours later at 10:00pm, June 26.
Set Gill Net gear types will be allowed to fish 40-hours beginning Wednesday, June 27 at 6:00am and closing Thursday, June 28 at 10:00pm
This is a developing story and more updates about July will become more available as they are announced.d
The Alaska Depart of Fish and Game has released their report with regulatory justification for its unprecedented restrictions for the Area M June Fishery.
Listen or download the KSDP’s interview with Fish and Game Regional Manager Jeff Wadle as he discusses the justification for restricting Area M’s June Fishery. Jeff also touches on what Fish and Game is looking for as the season continues.
Download the Listen to the Interview Here! (MP3, 5MB, 12 Minutes).
In an unprecedented decision, the Regional Area Managers have restricted all gear types in Area M from fishing during the final 48 hours of the next two openings in June.
Seine and Drift Gears will open as schedule at 6:00am on Wednesday, June 20 and close Thursday, June 21 at 10:00pm – a 40 hour opening.
Set Gill Net will open as scheduled on Friday, June 22 at 6:00am and close on Saturday, June 23 at 10:00pm, another 40-hour opener.
The remaining openings in June will be potentially be also restricted and more announcements will follow. See the official announcement below.
The Aleutia Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the Aleutians East Borough Building in Sand Point at 6:30 pm. Topics for discussion include price announcements, quality standards, and last years price records.
The meeting is open to the public.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Natura Richardson, Groundfish Management Biologist for the South Alaska Peninsula area spoke with KSDP’s Virgil Porter about the state waters pacific cod season on March 27th, 2018.
Download KSDP’s interview with ADF&G’s Natura Richardson from 2018-03-27 (MP3, 3.2MB)
Current PSP Levels on the Sand Point Spit of have been recorded at dangerous PSP Levels! Be Careful!
In this issue: Download or view the issue here
Information for the upcoming New Year Fishing Regulations and Strategies Teleconference!
Every year the Borough hosts several of the key players in the world of fishing for a teleconference to discuss the upcoming year. This year will gather:
– U. S. Coast Guard, Kodiak.
– Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Kodiak.
– NMFS Alaska Region, Juneau.
– Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle.
– North Pacific Observer Program & A.I.S. observer providers
KSDP will broadcast this meeting live!