Sunday, July 15, 2018

Voter Registration Information

Voter Registration Information
Deadline July 22
 to register or change your registration, to be eligible to vote in the August 21 primary.
Candidates for Alaska Governor, Lt. Gov, U.S. House, 40 State House and 10 State Senate seats will compete in the primary election to become their party’s nominee in the November 6th general election. Registered voters have two ballot choices.
To vote the Republican Primary ballot you must be registered Republican, Nonpartisan or Undeclared.
Any registered voter may vote the combined Democratic, Libertarian, and Alaska Independence party ballot.

Sample ballots have been posted - see
Find out if you’re registered to vote and lookup your polling place location here:  (you must use your full middle name if it is included in your registration or it will not match.)
Thousands of Alaskans are registering to vote or updating their voter registration using the new online voter registration system. Find it here:
Prefer to register in-person, by mail, by fax, or by email? …Voter registration form:
Voter Registration home page:
Alaska Primary Election – August 21, 2018

Voting will begin August 6.
Winners of the primary election from their recognized political party (Alaskan Independence Party, Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party, and the Alaska Republican Party) will advance to the November 6th general election as their party’s nominee. Unaffiliated candidates will appear on the November 6general election ballots. For candidate contact and sample ballots see:
2018 Primary Election Candidate List – District Search
2018 General Election Candidate List (District Search)
2018 Primary Election Sample Ballots by District
Absentee and early voting home page
Important election dates for 2018
July 22:            Deadline for voter registration to vote in the August 21 Primary.
August 6:        Early, absentee in-person, special needs, and electronic submission voting begins
August 11:      Deadline for absentee ballot applications requesting by-mail ballots to be received
August 20:      Deadline for absentee ballot applications requesting electronic transmission ballots to be received
August 21:      PRIMARY ELECTION DAY - Absentee by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before this date, and electronic transmission ballots must be received by 8 p.m. AST.
October 7:       Last day to update voter registration or to register to vote in the general election
October 22:     Early, absentee in-person, special needs, and electronic submission voting begins
October 27:     Deadline for absentee ballot applications requesting by-mail ballots to be received
November 5:   Deadline for absentee ballot applications requesting electronic transmission ballots to be received
November 6:   GENERAL ELECTION DAY - Absentee by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before this date, and electronic transmission ballots must be received by 8 p.m. AST
*** Polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. AST

Look for voter registration and absentee ballot request forms at processor shoreside plants where you see the UFA Vote While You Fish poster.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Amalga Opening


DON’T anchor in the SHA area until they have finished with cost recovery for the week. DIPAC is done until after the fishery on the July 5th, but will be conducting cost recovery again afterwards. So each week you need to make sure they are done for the week before anchoring in the area.

DON’T leave your skiff unattended at the launch ramp.

DO be respectful of recreational users and residents of the area – Some key points; turn off the crab lights; don’t blast loud music at all hours. This area is basically people’s front yard, please be considerate.

DO dispose of garbage and oil in appropriate receptacles. If there is no room, please offload to the tender or dispose once there is room.


Thursday, May 31, 2018

36 Bids Accepted in Buy Back

Buy Back Update

The Southeast Revitalization Association (“SRA”) Board of Directors has accepted 36 permit bids of the 37 submitted. Official notifications are going out today to all bidders. NMFS has been notified and the process to hold a referendum has been initiated. We will keep you informed of the timing of ballots and other pertinent information as it comes available. If you have questions about the process please feel free to call SEAS at 907-220-7630.

Friday, May 11, 2018

AIS Vessel Information Verification Service (VIVS)

Before you head out for the season

If you have AIS, please verify that the registration is in compliance. Apparently there have been some duplicate numbers given out that make it unclear who is broadcasting, or that your broadcasting doesn't match your registration. Although the fines for non compliance can be significant, the Coast Guard has said that all vessels who have made a good faith effort to be in compliance will receive only a warning should there be an issue. The following link outlines the web sites to visit to troubleshoot and/or identify your status.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Capacity Reduction “Buyback”

Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Capacity Reduction “Buyback”

The Southeast Revitalization Association (“SRA”) has elected to conduct a new round of bidding. The bidding will be conducted consistent with the final federal rule (50 CFR 600.1107). The bid documents are nearly identical to those used in the prior rounds of bidding. The packets are going in the mail April 9, 2018, and should be received within a week. The mailing labels come directly from the CFEC database, so that is the address they will go to. If you believe you should receive a packet and have not in the next 10-days, you can contact the SRA Manager Robert Kehoe at 888-284-7733. Bids are due to the Juneau accounting firm by May 18th. The SRA Board will meet shortly after the bids have been tabulated to accept or reject any of the bids. Permit holders who submit bids are free to fish this summer. If a bid is accepted, the permit cannot be transferred or sold during the referendum period.
 You can contact the SRA manager or SEAS (907-220-7630) if you have any questions.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


SEAS/USAG BOF 2018 Agreement Summary

Hawk Inlet
USAG Proposal 157 was amended to remove all Amalga sockeye from counting in 15,000 Hawk Inlet cap and the time period was shortened to through July 22nd only.
Effective 2018-2020
SEAS pulled - 155, USAG pulled 156, both agree to oppose 158

Additional Opportunity Common property and Terminal

Additional Gillnet Opportunity D2, D6, D10 - USAG pulled (154, 169, 170)
THA rotational changes SEAS pulled (140, 143, 145, and 153)

Terminal Rotation changes-
Deep Inlet                                          Anita Bay
2018  1:2 G/S                                      2018  1:1 G/S
2019  1:1                                             2019  1:1
2020  1:1                                             2020  1:1

New THA Areas
SEAS agrees to not oppose 139 SE Cove and 150 Crawfish language to include Gillnet

Both agreed to oppose
    142 NSRAA Deep Inlet proposals
                146 Enhanced allocation plan removing DIPAC from value
                167 Closing waters in D12 D14 past ½ mile of the shoreline due to sockeye concerns
                168 Closing waters in D12 D14 due to king salmon concerns

                166 Creating an index fishery in D12

Saturday, November 25, 2017

SPOTTER PLANES! HAVE AN OPINION ON SPOTTER PLANES USED DURING AN OPENING?  HAVE YOU PAID SEAS DUES FOR 2017?  BOF PROPOSAL 159 SEEKS TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF AIRCRAFT TO LOCATE SALMON DURING OPEN PERIODS - The SEAS Board met on November 20th to review and draft comments on Board of Fish Proposals that will be deliberated during the January 15-23rd BOF Finfish meetings in Sitka. Our membership is divided on this issue, so we are conducting a poll on whether you are for or against this proposal. If you are a paying member,  you should receive an email or phone call in the next days or weeks asking for your vote. One of the benefits of membership is that SEAS advocates in numerous ways on your behalf. Only members in good standing will be counted. SEAS will endorse the position of the majority of our members.  The Board of Fish process is one of the single most expensive activities SEAS does on behalf of the SE seine fleet. To ensure your opinion is considered renew your membership now! Because this is a time sensitive issue, we must have your vote and membership payment by December 21st. We have the ability to take credit cards- call (907) 220-9466 or email  Members, if you have not received an email by November 27th, it means your registered email is no longer valid and you will receive a phone call or you can contact the SEAS office at the above mentioned contact avenues. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


The Web site has been updated so the format is compatible with cell, IPAD, or computer formats. Please be patient while we rebuild or provide other ways to access fisheries information links that are important to the fleet. Please feel free to contact the SEAS office if you have some suggested links you would like to see linked.