Sand Point Fishermen’s Application Extension – September 30, 2020

Posted on: September 16th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Civic & Government, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, Sand Point

Sand Point fishermen’s application for the City of Sand Point’s Fishermen relief and recovery grant program has been extended until September 30, 2020 at 5pm.
You must be a Sand Point resident and provide a valid Area M Fishing license to apply.

PSA: City of Sand Point CARES Act Grant Forms

Posted on: August 20th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Civic & Government, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, Sand Point, Welcome to Sand Point

The City of Sand Point has released grant application forms for CARES act funding for fishermen, small businesses, non-profits, and utilities.

If you are a fisherman click here!

If you are a small business click here!

If you are a non-profit click here!

If you are a utility customer click here!

MP3: Interview With District Director John Veal of the Small Business Association Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program

Posted on: August 4th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, King Cove, KSDP Programs, Sand Point

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.

Topics included:

– Who can apply for the PPP.
– How to find a lender if your bank cannot provide for you.
– and more…

Stream the interview here:

Stream or download the interview here!

If you need to get connected with a lender separate from your bank, click here!

MP3: Interview With Commissioner Vincent Lang and Deputy Commissioner Rachel Baker From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Posted on: August 4th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

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.

Topics included:

– Who is eligible to receive funds
– How funding is being calculated
– Details on how funding is planned to be distributed
– and more…

Stream the interview here:

To download or stream the full interview, click here!

To view the current information used to conduct this interview, click here!

To sign up to stay up to date on new updates, click here!

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 dfg.com.caresact@alaska.gov.

Interview: Area Biologist Lisa Fox Goes Live To Discuss August 2020 Salmon Opportunites

Posted on: August 1st, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | 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.

The Pinks and Chums are building in the Alaska Peninsula and Shumagin Islands, but more work is yet to be done if any opportunities for fishing are allowed in this even year.

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(wav, 10 minutes)

In the Loop: July 31st, 2020

Posted on: August 1st, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, Meet the People

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.

To read this edition of In the Loop, click here!

Fish and Game Announcement 6: Shumagin Islands Salmon Fishery Restrictions June 2020

Posted on: June 17th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

The Shumagin Island Salmon Fishery has been restricted. The upcoming opener will begin on Saturday, June 20 at 6am and close at 10pm on Sunday June 21, 2020.

See the official announcement below.

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)