June 2016 North Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting
The June 2016 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) meeting in Kodiak ended today after five days of discussion surrounding Gulf of Alaska (GOA) groundfish trawl fisheries.
To read more on GOA bycatch at the Council meeting, click HERE.
Electronic Reporting Test Program:
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game is in the process of creating an electronic reporting program for fishing guides. They are currently looking for freshwater guides in Southeast and throughout the state to test the system this summer. In the fall and winter, ADF&G will be looking for saltwater guides to begin testing, as well.
If you or anyone you know are interested in participating by testing the new electronic reporting system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sitka area sport fishing reports are available HERE.
Ketchikan area sport fishing reports are available HERE.
About the Southeast Alaska Guides Organization (SEAGO)
The Southeast Alaska Guides Organization, www.seagoalaska.org, represents charter operators, lodges, and our angler customers throughout the region. SEAGO speaks with the voice of reason and works tirelessly on your behalf promoting sportfishing and sustainable fisheries in Southeast Alaska. Please support our efforts by becoming a member: www.seagoalaska.org/join
Southeast Alaska is a premier destination for anglers from around the world. Sport fishing in Southeast contributes $300M annually to the local economy, creates 3,000 jobs, supports more than 400 small businesses, and is a major contributor to the $1.4 billion dollar sport fishing industry across our state.