PSA: Sand Point Commercial Salmon Fishery Advisory Announcement #01

Posted on: May 12th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be conducting a preseason fishery stakeholder’s meeting at
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20. Due to the progression of COVID-19, this year the preseason meeting will be
held via teleconference only. The meeting will be broadcast on KSDP Sand Point public radio station 830AM
and livestreamed at http://apradio.org/. There are a limited number of teleconference lines. If you would like
to call into the meeting please contact the ADF&G office in Sand Point for the call-in information.
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:
– Staff introductions
– Department COVID-19 mitigation plans
– 2020 management strategy
– 2020 salmon outlook
– 2020 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.

MP3: AEB Fisheries Meeting from April 15th, 2020

Posted on: April 15th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

If you missed the Aleutian’s East Borough Fisheries meeting regarding the COVID-19 pandemic from this morning, or would like to hear it again, click the link below to download or stream the mp3 from the meeting.

Download or stream the meeting here!

NOTICE: Online Listener Maximum Reached for AEB Fisheries Meeting

Posted on: April 15th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

If you are trying to tune into the AEB Fisheries meeting online we have reached the maximum amount of listeners allowed by our server. Please if possible access a radio. We apologize for this inconvenience.

You can also call into the teleconference over the phone at: 1-800-315-6338, code 70813#

Thank you!

AEB Fisheries Meeting: April 15, 2020 at 9:00am – Tune In Live!

Posted on: April 14th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

Make sure to tune in for this essential meeting coming up! If you would like to ask a question you can text or email questions to the following contacts:

Individual stakeholders may also submit questions during the live Town Hall broadcast by text to 907-406-2519, comment to facebook.com/AEBfish or email clevy@aeboro.org. Stakeholders are encouraged to engage in this townhall through organization representatives.

MP3: Interview with Ground Fish Manager Nat Nichols – Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Posted on: March 3rd, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

Nat Nichols is the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Ground Fish Resource Manager for the Alaska Peninsula.

He took time out of his schedule to discuss the upcoming state waters cod season for 2020.

Below are some topics he discussed…

– Upcoming Pacific Cod State Season
– How Pacific Cod is Surveyed
– Current and Future of Fishery
– …and more!

Download the Fisheries Interview with Area Biologist Nat Nichols Discussing the State Pacific Cod Fishery(mp3, 4 MB, 30 minutes)

LISTEN: AEB’s Winter Fisheries Teleconference from 12/18/2019

Posted on: December 18th, 2019 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

The Aleutians East Borough held their Winter Fisheries meeting on Wednesday December 18th at 10AM for about an hour. Parties on the line to include NMFS groundfish managers, State managers, observer and EM specialists, enforcement reps, King Cove Harbor, Sand Point and Anchorage AEB offices.

Download the meeting audio here (MP3, 12MB):
https://apradio.org/mp3/2019-12-18-aebfish.mp3

South Peninsula Commercial Fishery Announcement #17 – Mainland Opening

Posted on: August 13th, 2019 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

South Peninsula Commercial Fishery Announcement #17
For Emergency Order #4-FS-M-SP-14-19

Commercial salmon fishing will be allowed in the Beaver Bay, Balboa Bay, Southwest Stepovak, East Stepovak, and Northwest Stepovak sections, excluding the waters of Orzinski Bay north of a line from Elephant Point at 55° 41.92ʹ N. lat., 160° 03.20ʹ W. long. to Waterfall Point at 55° 43.18ʹ N. lat., 160° 01.13ʹ W. long. (Statistical Area 281-50) of the Southeastern District for 132 hours from 9:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15 until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday August 20. The Stepovak Flats Section will remain closed.

As previously announced:

The current commercial salmon fishing period in the Shumagin Islands Section of the Southeastern District, the Southwestern District, and the Unimak District will be extended from 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 9 until further notice.

Commercial salmon fishing in the South Central District will be allowed from 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 5 until further notice.
Commercial salmon fishing in the Bechevin Bay Section of the Northwestern District will be allowed from 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 5 until further notice.

All closed waters in the above locations will be as described in the regulation book or as adjusted by emergency order.

Interview: Listen to the August Salmon Update from Biologist Lisa Fox – August 6, 2019

Posted on: August 9th, 2019 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

2015 salmon haul on F/V Celtic, a 58’ hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point.

2015 salmon haul on F/V Celtic, a 58’ hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point.

Alaska Peninsula Biologist Lisa Fox discusses the beginning of August for the 2019 Salmon Season and the potential for openings

Topics Discussed:

– Opportunities for fishing in the Shumagin Islands
– Harvest Observations
– Mainland and Area Escapement
– …And More!

Download the Fisheries Interview with Area Biologist Lisa Fox Discussing the August Fisheries Report(mp3, 1 MB, 5 minutes)

Salmon Announcement 2019: 61 Hour Fish Opener August 5 to August 7

Posted on: August 3rd, 2019 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

South Peninsula Commercial Fishery Announcement #14 For Emergency Order #4-FS-M-SP-11-19

Commercial salmon fishing will be allowed for 61 hours from 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 5 until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 7 in the Shumagin Islands Section of the Southeastern District, the Southwestern District, and the Unimak District.

Commercial salmon fishing in the South Central District will be allowed from 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 5 until further notice.

Commercial salmon fishing in the Bechevin Bay Section of the Northwestern District will be allowed from 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 5 until further notice.

All closed waters in the above locations will be as described in the regulation book or as adjusted by emergency order.

MP3 Audio: July 2019 Salmon Interview with Biologist Lisa Fox

Posted on: July 31st, 2019 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Community Window, Fisheries News, Meet the People

2015 salmon haul on F/V Celtic, a 58’ hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point.

2015 salmon haul on F/V Celtic, a 58’ hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point.

Alaska Peninsula Biologist Lisa Fox discusses the July portion of the 2019 Salmon Season and the current escapement for the August fishery.

Topics Discussed:

– Pink and Chum Escapement for July
– Orzinski System Escapement
– Potential Openings in August
– …And More!

Download the Fisheries Interview with Area Biologist Lisa Fox Discussing the July Fishery(mp3, 1 MB, 11 minutes)

MP3 Audio: June 2019 Salmon Interview with Biologist Lisa Fox – June 18, 2019

Posted on: June 19th, 2019 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs, Meet the People

2015 salmon haul on F/V Celtic, a 58’ hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point.

2015 salmon haul on F/V Celtic, a 58’ hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point.

Alaska Peninsula Biologist Lisa Fox discusses the beginning of the 2019 Salmon Season and the unique circumstances being observed by the fisherman and Dept. of Fish and Game.

Topics Discussed:

– Potential for Restrictions in June and July Openers
– The record breaking June pink salmon harvest
– The low returns of sockeye salmon
-….and more!

Download the Fisheries Interview with Area Biologist Lisa Fox Discussing the June Harvest Report(mp3, 3.3 MB, 15 minutes)

MP3: Alaska Department of Fish and Game 2019 Pre-Season Salmon Meeting – May 29, 2019

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

The Department of Fish and Game for the Aleutians East Salmon Area discusses the upcoming 2019 salmon season and answers questions from the fisherman on specific details including new schedules and regulations.

Download the meeting audio here (MP3, 10MB):
Download the 2019 Pre-Season Salmon Meeting Here!

Aleutia Membership Meeting – May 30th, 2019

Posted on: May 24th, 2019 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

Please come on down to the Aleutians East Borough Building on May 30th at 6:30 pm to pick up bonus checks and give feedback to Aleutia! The meeting will also cover all the new information you need to know.

The call in number is: 1-800-315-6338, Code: 59090#

Hope to see you there!

Large Whale Strandings

Posted on: May 21st, 2019 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

NOAA has been investigating the cause of increasing dead gray whale sightings. If you see a beached or dead whale, please take a photo and call 1-877-925-7773 or email Kate.Savage@noaa.gov

Whale Flier

Coming Up: KSDP Interview w/Rep. Bryce Edgmon at 3pm on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

rep. bryce edgmon

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

KSDP’s Austin Roof will talk with Speaker of the House – Representative Bryce Edgmon live on-air at 3pm on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019.

Please stop by the station office, email (cw@apradio.org) or call (383.KSDP) with any questions/topics you’d like to ask Rep. Edgmon.