When the board isn’t meeting, ADF&G is delegated the authority to determine if a petition meets the criteria for an emergency.
The Dept sent me the letter linked below today July 26th denying the petition as not meeting the criteria and that all points brought up in the petition were pretty much discussed at the board meeting in testimony or during deliberations and that it is not a lost or foregone opportunity but just a delayed one.
ADFG Response shrimp petition 7.26.22
Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance (SEAFA) has submitted to the Board of Fish an emergency petition to change the pot shrimp season back to the fall based on a biologically allowable resource harvest would be precluded in 2022, creating a significant burden on the shrimp permit holders. We will post a copy of the petition on our website www.seafa.org or you can email us and request a copy.
The process for an emergency petition when the Board of Fish is not meeting within 30 days of receiving the petition is that the authority is delegated to the Commissioner to determine whether the merits of the request constitute an emergency. If the Dept determines the emergency petition justifies a finding of emergency, it will be scheduled for a special board meeting. The Commissioner has 30 days to consider, analyze and respond to the petition.
In addition, if two Board members request to hear the emergency petition a meeting will be scheduled regardless of the Dept analysis. You can monitor the Board of Fish website at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.meetinginfo (scroll down below the October 2022 work-session) to determine if a meeting has been scheduled (check often). Or alternatively, you can sign up to receive board of fish announcements via email, and by doing so would receive the announcement if a meeting is scheduled. We encourage you to submit comments on your thoughts between a fall or spring meeting date, market and biological considerations if a special board meeting is scheduled.
Shrimp Petition season date change final 7.1.22
At the April 2022 RPT meeting, the Joint RPT reviewed the final 2020 data and preliminary 2021 SE Enhanced Allocation status. At the end of the meeting the RPT received four presentations on current studies that are underway.
ALLOCATIONS Spring 2022 RPT 4.06.2022 (003)
Chatham Strait Predator Study Update April 2022 RPT
RPT SEAK sport fishery sampling_Final_april6
Additional hatchery studies were presented at the Board of Fish Hatchery committee meeting
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 ( email@example.com )
Below are the links to the 2021 Salmon Management Plans
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
2019-20 Tanner stock status_non_conf_final
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