The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Jay Barrett, KMXT – Kodiak

Coming up this week, the spring troll season in Southeast could be a little early this year; a federal judge denies the charter halibut industry on limited entry; and more herring news from around the Gulf. We had help this week from CoastAlaska‘s Ed Schoenfeld in Juneau, KFSK‘s Matt Lichtenstein in Petersburg, Jacob Resneck in Kodiak, KUCB‘s Alexandra Gutierrez in Unalaska and KTOO‘s Casey Kelly in Juneau.

Click “Read more” below to see the communities in which NOAA Fisheries will hold meetings regarding new halibut charter and other regulations.

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NOAA staff will also answer questions about commercial, subsistence and recreational halibut fishing rules. Marine mammal viewing regulations may also be discussed.

The meeting schedule is:

  • May 3rd, 5-7 p.m., at the Yakutat High School Auditorium.
  • May 12th, 12:30- 2:30 p.m., at Hoonah City Hall.
  • May 16th, 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the Elfin Cove Community Meeting Room above the Post Office.
  • May 16th, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Pelican City Hall Meeting Room.
  • May 17th, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Gustavus Library.
  • May 19th, 2-4 p.m., at Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley Library.
  • May 23rd, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Haines Municipal Chambers.
  • May 25th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Skagway Municipal Chambers.