Free-floating buoys in Lynn Canal for Ocean Current Study During Gillnet Season

During May through September 2021, a team of scientists from the University of Alaska will be measuring the surface currents in Lynn Canal to better understand the speed and direction of the local ocean circulation. The measurements will be made using specialized current trackers engineered to drift with the upper 3 to 4 feet of the surface water. Each drifter has a float with a GPS and telemetry inside to send us data so we know where it is located at all times. We track each drifter position in real-time.

The photos in the attachment below show several drifters immediately after deployment, each with an orange surface float and drogue below to ensure the drifter follows the surface current.

See Lynn Canal Ocean Surface Drifters 2021 for  the location released and additional information about the study.

If you see a drifter in the water, please let it drift. If you see one washed ashore or grounded in shallow water, please note the location and let us know. If you wish to be updated on this work, or see a grounded drifter, please email:

Mark Johnson ( majohnson@alaska.edu )

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2021 Salmon Management Plans

Below are the links to the 2021 Salmon Management Plans

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King and Tanner Task Force Meeting December 11, 2020 1:00 pm

The King and Tanner Task Force Meeting will be held by a virtual Zoom platform on December 11, 2020 starting at 1:00 pm.

For link and instructions to join the Zoom meeting see the ADFG News Advisory

ADF&G just provided the following documents for the meeting:

2020 KTTF agenda FINAL 12.11.20

2020 Preliminary Tanner Crab Survey Results 12.11.20

2020-21 Tanner stock status_NON-conf_final 12.11.20

GKC Harvest Strategy draft fall 2020

gkc harvest strategy review 12.10.20

GKC KTTF 2020_December meeting_v3 12.11.20

gkc_for_comments_v3_ao 12.11.20

GKC permit holder comments 12.11.20

PVOA comments on draft GKC harvest strategy (002)

SEAFA GKC draft harvest strategy comments 11.5.20

Red king crab biological threshold 12.11.20

SEAK Commercial RKC presentation_2020 KTTF 12.11.20

 

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King and Tanner Task Force Meeting

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and Southeast King and Tanner Task Force (KTTF) will
meet between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019. The meeting will be hosted at the ADF&G
Southeast Regional office in Douglas and connected via web conferencing at the following locations:
Douglas–ADF&G Southeast Regional office, Conferences Rooms A and B, 802 3rd Street, Douglas, AK 99824
Petersburg–Tides Inn Conference Room, 307 1st Street, Petersburg, AK 99833 (entrance on Dolphin Street).
Agenda items for this meeting include:
 2019 Tanner crab stock assessment and management outlook;
 2019 red king crab stock assessment and management outcomes;
 2019 golden king crab fishery performance and management outlook.
Individuals unable to attend in person can call-in from any location and if they have a computer, smartphone, and/or
tablet, can attend the web conference with instructions detailed below on the News Advisory

News Advisory

2019-20 Tanner stock status_non_conf_final

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Salmon Task Force Meetings

Seine December 3rd, Harrington Hall 9:00 am Sitka

 PSTF Agenda 2019

 

Gillnet December 4th, Harrington Hall 9:00 am Sitka

GNTF Agenda 2019

 

RPT Meeting December 5th Westmark Hotel 9:00 am Sitka  

RPT Announcement

2019_hiddenfalls_chinook_par

 

SEINE DOCUMENTS

2019 JNU PSTF presentation

2019 KTN PSTF presentation

2019 PSG PSTF presentation

2019 Sitka PSTF Presentation

NOAA-ADFG Pink Forecast 2020

ADFG Escapement 2019

2019 Task Force Harvest Data

 

GILLNET DOCUMENTS

2019 D1 GNTF Presentation

D68 GNTF Presentation

2019 D11GNTF Presentation 2019

D15 GNTF Presentation 2019

ADFG Escapement 2019

2019 Task Force Harvest Data

 

CHINOOK DOCUMENTS

2020 SE Chinook Salmon Forecast

2020 Taku & Stikine Chinook Salmon Forecast NR

 Chinook Salmon Harvest, Escapement, Run & Harvest Percentages 2009-2020

Forecast SE Chinook Salmon Indv System Graphs

 

HATCHERY DOCUMENTS

2019 Allocation update

DIPAC GILLNET 2019

DIPAC SEINE TF 2019

NSRAA Salmon TF 2019

SSRAA Salmon TF 2019

 

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Tongass Narrows Speed Zone

Tongass Narrows has a Speed-Zone of 7 knots in the region shown in the map attached. The Coast Guard sent out a reminder that fines can be issued for violating the speed zone restriction.

MSIB_UNCLASS_SP_Tongass Narrows Speed Zone_19Aug19

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Deep Inlet Maps for Berry Island Noise Reduction

Deep Inlet Berry Island Noise Incident Reduction Plan Mar’19

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Vessel Registration for State of Alaska

CFEC, DMV and Dept of Administration worked together to put together a handout on the new vessel registration requirements. Here is a link to that document.

AK Vessel Registration HANDOUT 061819

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NEW STATE OF ALASKA LAW FOR ALL VESSELS INCLUDING DOCUMENTED VESSELS

IMPORTANT * PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END * NEW LAW THAT AFFECTS COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN
.
January 1, 2019 a new law went into effect requiring State Vessel Registration. The law is from SB 92 Derelict Vessel Act passed in 2018 legislature.
This requires you to register your vessel with the State of Alaska even if you are a DOCUMENTED vessel. YOU MUST STILL RENEW YOUR COAST GUARD DOCUMENTATION. THIS REGISTRATION WILL BE IN ADDITION TO.
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The fee is $24.00 for 3 years.
• Alaska Statute 05.25.055 was amended to require all boats not specifically exempted, including documented boats, barges, sport fishing guide boats, and tenders to be registered with the State of Alaska.
• YOU MUST REGISTER IN PERSON AT YOUR LOCAL DMV OFFICE

FORM FOR REGISTRATION
DOCUMENTED BOATS
Don’t forget to renew your USCG Documentation – this registration does not take the place of your documentation from the USCG – it is in addition to.
DO NOT TITLE your boat with the State of Alaska – only file for registration.
Only place on your boat the square registration decal – do not place any additional AK numbers.
You will need to take a copy of your Document into the State DMV office when registering.
STATE WEBSITE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS NEW LAW

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• The only exemptions for registration requirements are the following
• Non-boats
The following are not considered boats and are not required to be registered:
o a ship’s lifeboat
o a seaplane
o an inspected passenger vessel; and
o single air mattress, single inner tube, or other water toy
• Non-powered boats – Unless a boat has an auxiliary power unit or is used as a sport fishing guide’s boat, non-powered boats are not required to be registered.
• Registered elsewhere – A boat with a valid registration from another state or country that is not operated more than 90 consecutive days in Alaska.
FORM FOR REGISTRATION
DOCUMENTED BOATS
Don’t forget to renew your USCG Documentation – this registration does not take the place of your documentation from the USCG – it is in addition to.
DO NOT TITLE your boat with the State of Alaska – only file for registration.
Only place on your boat the square registration decal – do not place any additional AK numbers.
You will need to take a copy of your Document into the State DMV office when registering.
STATE WEBSITE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS NEW LAW

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ASMI Presentation for House Fisheries

House Fisheries will be receiving a presentation from ASMI on Tuesday 2/26/19 at 10:00 am

ASMI House Fisheries- 2-26-19

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