Sunday, November 15, 2020

SSRAA Seine Seat Ballot


Please see attached link with an example to write in Tom Meiners on your ballot, and please don't forget to send it in before the deadline.

Friday, November 06, 2020

GE Salmon Unlawful


November 6, 2020

Murkowski Welcomes Court Ruling Declaring GE Salmon Unlawful

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after a US District Court Judge for the Northern District of California ruled yesterday the Food and Drug Administration violated core environmental laws in approving the genetically engineered (GE) salmon:


“The impacts that genetically engineered salmon could have on Alaskans, our commercial fishing industry, and seafood consumers all over the world are concerning, and, as this ruling found, understudied. Yesterday’s court ruling is welcome news. It confirms the FDA’s decision to allow GE salmon to be produced in different locations across North America was in violation of the law, and did not consider the potential for severe consequences on nature’s best brain food – wild salmon. I have introduced legislation for years identifying these exact flaws within FDA’s wholly inadequate assessment of the threat GE salmon poses to wild salmon stocks. I’m glad the court has caught up with my reasoning and recognized the concerns raised by many Alaskans about GE salmon.”


Background: In the 116th Congress, Senator Murkowski introduced the Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act to ensure that any GE salmon products in the U.S. market are clearly labeled “genetically engineered” in the market name. In the year-end Fiscal Year 2020 funding bill, Senator Murkowski secured a provision which requires the market name of any genetically engineered product approved prior to the effective date of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard to include the term “genetically engineered.”

Saturday, October 03, 2020




SEAS is officially supporting candidates-




Dan has worked tirelessly for fishermen in SE, protecting the F&G Budget and supporting CFEC legislation on our behalf.


JKT understands how import permits in small communities are, and has helped SE fishermen get a voice to policy makers.


Bert’s leadership role in the Senate moves legislation that benefits fisheries and SE through the process effectively.


Please cast your vote in favor of these candidates!



Monday, August 03, 2020

Monday, April 06, 2020

NEW updated Covid 19- small boat procedures and checklist

Click the link below to view or download the 36 page "Covid-19 Catcher and Tender Vessel Procedures vrs 1.5"-

It's a daunting document, but an Excel spreadsheet with the same information in a checklist format covers the important imformation in the document in a more user friendly manner-

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SSRAA BOD nominations and more

A seine seat on the SSRAA BOD is expiring December 2019. Dan Castle currently holds the seat and will not be seeking re-election. This term is for three years ending in December 2022. Dan has been a long-term Board member, and has acted in a leadership role for the seiners for many years. We need someone who can attend their usual four meetings a year from October through May. All expenses and board/committee fees are paid by SSRAA. Deadline for nominations are due by October 16, 2019. Election results will be certified at the December 2019 BOD meeting. 

Please talk to your fellow permit holders and submit a candidate who can commit the necessary time. This is a pivotal time for SSRAA with their financial challenges, and for the aquaculture program in general throughout the state due to political pressures. 

You can download the SSRAA application here-

Changing subjects – Disaster relief for SE, sorry it’s a joke. I thought it might be, and tried to lump the money for our purposes to use for research “we” wanted. If you are not going to bother with the paperwork to get your $300-500 including crew, can you please let me know? I am going to be working on an idea to combine unclaimed funds, to…cough … cough do some of the work the money is supposed to be targeted for. It might be a tree that will never bear fruit, but I’m an optimist! And you pay for me to chase this rabbit (wish my left knee was better!)