ADF&G Preseason Stakeholder’s Meeting on 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 27 in Sand Point

Posted on: May 19th, 2016 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, City Of Sand Point, Community Window, Fisheries News

Photo of Orzinski Lake, showing the weir and field camp at the lake outlet

Photo of Orzinski Lake, showing the weir and field camp at the lake outlet. Photo via http://akssf.org/default.aspx?id=2638

This meeting will air live on KSDP & be archived at http://apradio.org

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http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/applications/dcfnewsrelease/658447819.pdf

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME, DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES NEWS RELEASE
Sam Cotten, Commissioner – Scott Kelley, Director
Contact: Lisa Fox, Area Biologist, Charles Russell, Assistant Area Biologist
Sand Point Area Office – PO Box 129 – Sand Point, AK 99661
Phone: (907) 383-2066 – Fax: (907) 383-2606
E-mail: elisabeth.fox@alaska.gov
Date Issued: May 17, 2016 Time: 2:30pm

SAND POINT COMMERCIAL SALMON FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT # 01
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be conducting a preseason fishery stakeholder’s meeting at the Aleutians East Borough building in Sand Point at 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 27. We will teleconference with both King Cove at the Harbor House and False Pass. The purpose of this meeting is to provide all interested parties an opportunity to discuss the upcoming salmon season with ADF&G staff.

Topics covered will include:
2016 salmon outlook
2016 management strategy
2016 department test fisheries
Other topics as time permits

To obtain further information, please contact the Sand Point Fish and Game office at (907) 383-2066.

U.S. Coast Guard Dockside Exams in Sand Point – May 30th to June 4th, 2016

Posted on: May 13th, 2016 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, City Of Sand Point, Community Window, Fisheries News

A marine science technician from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, inspects a vessel during a commercial fishing vessel safety exam in Dillingham, June 13, 2015. Coast Guard personnel conducted 412 dockside exams prior to the Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A marine science technician from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska, inspects a vessel during a commercial fishing vessel safety exam in Dillingham, June 13, 2015. Coast Guard personnel conducted 412 dockside exams prior to the Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The U.S. Coast Guard will be in Sand Point doing dockside vessel inspections in Sand Point – May 30th to June 4th, 2016.

Sign up at the Sand Point Harbor House to schedule your dockside vessel exam.

“Mandatory Dockside Safety Exams must be completed for all commercial fishing vessels that operate beyond 3 nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline.”http://www.uscg.mil/d13/cfvs/

Generate your own checklst – Click here:http://www.uscg.mil/d13/cfvs/DocksideExams.asp

Final 2 Days of Proposals: Board of Fish

Posted on: February 29th, 2016 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

Here are the final two days of decisions for the Board of Fish for the Alaska Peninsula.

Download PDF Here: Fish News – Feb. 29, 2016

Download PDF Here: Fish News – Feb. 28, 2016

Fish News! Round 1 Board of Fish Proposals

Posted on: February 28th, 2016 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

Here is the first series of decisions on proposals for the Alaska Peninsula’s Board of Fish Meetings

Download the PDF Here: Fish News – 2-27-16

Alaska Peninsua Board of Fish

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

We apologize for not being able to broadcast this live. KDLG in Dillingham had the same problem during their broadcast, but essentially the audio stream is a high quality stream making it impossible to keep a consistent connection with our internet.

We will try to download the archive and broadcast it tonight, update on times will come.

Here is the link so you can give it a try yourself, you may need to restart your stream rather frequently but it may be worth it.

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.main

Interview: Ernie Weiss, February 1, 2016 – Upcoming Pollock By-Catch Meeting

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

Download Interview With Ernie Weiss Regarding Pollock By-Catch Allocation Here (mp3, 5.3MB, 15 minutes)

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Ernie Weiss on Pollock Policy! Monday at 9:30

Posted on: February 1st, 2016 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

AEB Natural Resource Director Ernie Weiss will be on at 9:30am to discuss an upcoming meeting of pollock regulations.

Tune in for this important discussion!

December 2015 PSP Levels in Sand Point!

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window, Fisheries News

December 2015 Flyer

Aleutians East Borough Fish News: December 30, 2015

Posted on: December 31st, 2015 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fish News - newsletter, Fisheries News, Sand Point

Fish News – Dec. 30, 2015

NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Meeting: December 29, 2015 – Download or Stream!

Posted on: December 30th, 2015 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

Aleutians East Borough Natural Resources Department Meeting for 2016 Fishery Regulations

Download the Aleutians East Borough NOAA Fishery Enforcement Meeting from Dec 29th, 2015 (mp3, 10MB, 31 minutes)

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Alaskans Sound Off on Newly Approved Genetically Edited Salmon

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: 830AM KSDP Radio News, AEB School District, Community Window, Fisheries News

An "AquAdvantage Salmon", the first FDA-approved genetically modified animal for human consumption in the U.S.A.

An “AquAdvantage Salmon”, the first FDA-approved genetically modified animal for human consumption in the U.S.A. Photo: https://aquabounty.com/our-salmon/


Download “Alaskans Sound Off on Newly Approved Genetically Edited Salmon” By Jillian B., Chloe G., and Evan W., Seniors at Sand Point School (mp3, 2.5MB, 2.5minutes)

Stream it (HTML5):

Jillian: Recently the FDA has approved the first genetically modified fish for human consumption in the U.S. We asked Alaskans for their thoughts on the AquAdvantage salmon.

Jillian: Benjamin Mobeck, a Sand Point village elder responds to the question “Would you eat AquAdvantage Salmon?” (audio) _______________________

Chloe: I interviewed Glen Gardner, the mayor of Sand Point. He said he thinks that AquAdvantage will affect Alaska fisheries because people are looking for Alaskan salmon. He also insists that Alaska has to get on the bandwagon to promote Alaska wild salmon.

Jillian: Dick Jacobsen, Chairman of the Aleut Corporation and Captain of F/V Miss Ingrid, says…..(audio) _______________________

Chloe: I also interviewed my gram, Ivy Gardner, who I think is the smartest person I know. She said that she thinks genetically modified salmon is a bunch of bull, that we don’t need altered salmon when we have wild salmon.

Jillian: For a teenager’s perspective, we spoke to Colten Mack, a junior at Sand Point school who commercial fishes. When asked if he would eat AquAdvantage Salmon, Colten said, “No, because I’ve been around salmon my whole life and I would not want them to be any different”

Evan: I emailed Sam Cotton, the current director of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and asked if he thought genetically editing animals is a good or bad thing. He responded by saying: “Purely as an Alaskan [who] has been involved with Wild salmon fisheries and stocks since I was about your age, any threat, perceived or real, that might have a slight chance of impacting Alaskan Salmon either biologically or the markets that support the Commercial and Sport fishing industries is cause for concern. The genetic manipulations and combining selected genes from three different species is fascinating from a science perspective, but troubling from a biological perspective.”

Jillian: For the past few weeks as a senior english class we have been researching GMO salmon and have reached out to many Alaskans for their opinions, which have helped us to form ours:

Evan: We wouldn’t eat or buy genetically modified salmon.

Chloe: Because we feel that genetically modified fish could affect our way of life in Sand Point, Alaska,

Jillian: and AquAdvantage salmon could potentially hurt our fishing industry in the future.

Reporting from 830 am KSDP this is Jillian, Chloe, and Evan. Thanks for listening.

AEB’s Fish News from Dec 18th, 2015

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fish News - newsletter, Fisheries News

Download the latest issue of AEB’s Fish News from Dec 18th, 2015 (PDF).

Back issues available here:
http://www.aleutianseast.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={B388C2C4-EB51-4A47-A306-D19D32B2EE6F}

Here’s the latest Fish News containing highlights from this month’s NPFMC meeting.

There’s also information on the last page about the upcoming AEB Fishermen’s Winter Fisheries Enforcement Meeting, scheduled for Dec. 29th.

2016 Tanner Crab Seasons in the Kodiak, Chignik, and South Peninsula Districts

Posted on: November 2nd, 2015 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

Long story short: No Tanner season for 2016 for these three districts.

KSDP will be speaking with Mark Stichert, Area Management Biologist in the near future groundfish/shellfish trawl survey results from 2015. Stay tuned for more info!

Contact: Mark Stichert, Area Management Biologist Nathaniel Nichols, Asst. Area Management Biologist Phone: (907) 486-1840 Fax: (907) 486-1824

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has completed analysis of 2015 Tanner crab survey
results from the Kodiak, Chignik, and South Peninsula districts. Commercial Tanner crab
fisheries in these districts may occur when the estimated abundance of mature male Tanner crab
meets or exceeds stock size thresholds established in regulation (5 AAC 35.507 Kodiak, Chignik,
and South Peninsula Districts C. bairdi Tanner crab harvest strategies).
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2016 Bristol Bay Salmon Forecast!

Posted on: October 29th, 2015 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, City Of Sand Point, Community Window, Fisheries News

Another large salmon run is forecasted this upcoming salmon season for the Bristol Bay fishery. The forecast calls for a harvest of roughly 31 million sockeye with another 15 million escaping for a cumulative run of 46 million fish!

Download the PDF Here:2016 Bristol Bay Salmon Forecast

Updated – ADF&G’s 2015 Area M Commercial Salmon Season Summary

Posted on: October 28th, 2015 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window, Fisheries News

ADF&G updated their 2015 salmon summary. The link below has been changed to the latest version from 10/30/2015 9:30 AM

Download the 2015 Area M Commercial Salmon Season Summary (PDF 919 kB)

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/applications/dcfnewsrelease/630016713.pdf