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Thursday, April 4, 2019

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ADF&G Announces 2019 SE Alaska Chinook Salmon All Gear Harvest Limit Alaska Native News by ADF&G - April 3, 2019 (Juneau) — Under provisions of the Pacific Salmon Treaty, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced on Monday that the preseason Chinook salmon all-gear harvest limit for Southeast Alaska (SEAK) in 2019 is 137,500 fish. https://alaska-native-news.com/adfg-announces-2019-se-alaska-chinook-salmon-all-gear-harvest-limit/41187/ ADFG proposes sweeping changes to Cook Inlet salmon goals Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - April 3, 2019 The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s recommendations for salmon escapement goal ranges in Upper Cook Inlet are out significantly earlier than they have been in past years. http://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-04-03/adfg-proposes-sweeping-changes-cook-inlet-salmon-goals ADFG leaders tout $11 billion return on agency spending Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl - April 3, 2019 Though it’s a relatively small percentage of the state budget each year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game wants to show that it’s a worthwhile investment. http://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-04-03/adfg-leaders-tout-11-billion-return-agency-spending Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/03/2019 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2019 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/03/2019-06496/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pollock-in-statistical-area-610-in-the-gulf-of Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/04/2019 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season apportionment of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels using trawl gear in the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/04/2019-06502/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-using-trawl-gear Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Halibut Deck Sorting Monitoring Requirements for Trawl Catcher/Processors Operating in Non-Pollock Groundfish Fisheries off Alaska; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/04/2019 NMFS representatives will meet with public stakeholders to provide an overview of, and receive public comment on, proposed regulations to implement new catch handling and monitoring requirements to allow Pacific halibut bycatch to be sorted on the deck of trawl catcher/processors and motherships participating in the non-pollock groundfish fisheries off Alaska. The proposed rule is expected to publish in the Federal Register during the first week of April 2019. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/04/2019-06594/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-halibut-deck-sorting-monitoring-requirements-for

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