Meeting to discuss the formation of a by-catch rationalization program in the Alaskan Gulf. Runs nearly 2 hours. Stream it or download!
Stream it (HTML5):
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!
Headline from this issue:
Spring 2014 Fishery Management meetings – By Ernie Weiss, AEB Natural Resources Director
Headline: Highlights from the AEB Winter Fisheries Teleconference Meeting
– Council Adopts 2014 TACs for Groundfish in BSAI and GOA
– Recent & Upcoming Fish Meetings
Here is the newest Fish News for the Aleutians East Borough!
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.
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.
22nd- Evening Library/Lab Closed
25th- Eagles Land back @ Home
25th/26th- Jr. High & H.S. State Battle of the Books
1st- Read Across America!!!
January GOA Fisheries:
BSAI Crab ROFR:
Gulf of Alaska Coastal Communities Coalition:
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.