KSDP will be broadcasting an Aleutians East Borough fisherman’s Zoom call to answer questions from fishermen about relief programs.
The following people are scheduled to participate in the call:
• Jeffery T. Curry, Agricultural Program Manager, USDA Palmer Office
To discuss the Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP)
• Douglas Vincent-Lang, Commissioner, ADFG
• Rachel Baker, Deputy Commissioner, ADFG
To provide updates on the CAREs Act for Fishermen & other relief programs
• Mary Tesche, Assistant Borough Administrator, AEB
To discuss the AEB Emergency Assistance program (more…)
District Director John Veal of the Small Business Association took some time to speak with Austin Roof about the opportunities for fisherman and other small business’ to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program before the August 8th, 2020 deadline.
– Who can apply for the PPP.
– How to find a lender if your bank cannot provide for you.
– and more…
Commissioner Vincent Lang and Deputy Commissioner Rachel Baker were kind enough to take some time out of their busy schedules to talk with KSDP’s Austin Roof about some questions and concerns about the CARES act money being distributed to members of the fishing industry.
– Who is eligible to receive funds
– How funding is being calculated
– Details on how funding is planned to be distributed
– and more…
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For any questions or concerns you can reach the Karl Winkel, the office manager for the commissioner’s office, by calling 907-465-6136 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This edition of In the Loop contains information regarding two programs that are available to help local fishing and other businesses confronting the current challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic (the CARES Act Relief Funding for Alaska Fishery Participants and the Paycheck Protection Program). KSDP General Manager Austin Roof will feature two interviews on the programs on Tuesday August 4th at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m.
This edition also contains information from the Aleutians East Borough School District regarding non-internet-based virtual solutions to make distance learning accessible to students in the district. Students will have the ability to interact with teachers and access study materials at home.
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.
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.
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You can also call into the teleconference over the phone at: 1-800-315-6338, code 70813#
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 email@example.com. Stakeholders are encouraged to engage in this townhall through organization representatives.
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.
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.