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.
– Potential for Restrictions in June and July Openers
– The record breaking June pink salmon harvest
– The low returns of sockeye salmon
Download the Fisheries Interview with Area Biologist Lisa Fox Discussing the June Harvest Report(mp3, 3.3 MB, 15 minutes)
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!
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!
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (383.KSDP) with any questions/topics you’d like to ask Rep. Edgmon.
Aleutians East Borough sez:
Actions taken so far on proposals at the Alaska Board of Fisheries: Alaska Peninsula/Aleutian Islands/Chignik Finfish – Feb. 21 – 26, 2019:
Proposal #128: Failed 0 to 7
Proposal #129: No Action
Proposal #130: Failed 0 to 7
Proposal #131: Failed 3 to 3
Proposal #132: Failed 1 to 6
Proposal #134: Failed 3 to 3
Proposal #135: Failed 1 to 5
Proposal #136: Motion Carried 6 to 0
Proposal #137: No Action
Proposal #138: Motion Carried 6 to 0
Proposal #139: Failed 0 to 6
Proposal #140: No Action
Proposal #141: No Action (more…)
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.
Board Support Section
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.