Saturday, February 23, 2008

March 2nd Sunday Seattle Port Meeting


SEAS members have a port meeting at the PSVOA office room- we'll expand to a bigger room if need be. The meeting will begin at 7pm.

All SEAS members are welcome to attend. We will be serving refreshments and pizza.
Several large issues will be discussed, especially enhanced allocation and fleet consolidation. Difficult to imagine that permit cards are going to be cut up in just a couple months time.

Don't be bashful. And we could attempt to teleconference in if that is your wish.


Monday, February 11, 2008

SEAS Board Meeting March 1-3

With no meetings in Seattle since 2004 and none on the horizon until 2010 or 2011, SEAS board of directors decided to hold this year's annual SEAS meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Our meeting will begin at noon on Saturday the 1st of March and conclude by mid-afternoon on Monday the 3rd of March.

All SEAS members are welcome to attend.

The meeting will be held at PSVOA headquarters at Fishermen's Terminal in Ballard/Magnolia.

See you there.

Important issues to talk about. Fleet consolidation, Enhanced Allocation, Treaty and much, much more.


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

SEAK Purse Seine Fleet Consolidation Proceeds

Fleet Consolidation steps up the pace

In late December Congress appropriated $235,000 to the National Marine Fisheries Service to establish a loan program for the Southeast Revitalization Association, not to exceed $23.5 million dollars.

In late January, the ADFG determined that the existing $2.88 million grant through the SSSF funds could go to a fully agreed upon program to do a reverse auction to achieve nearly a 10% reduction in permits prior to finishing up the remaining permits with the loan program through this coming fall and winter.

The Southeast Revitalization Association will be meeting soon and we will have concurrent discussions with the SEAS board at our annual SEAS Board meeting on March 1,2,3.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call the SEAS office at (907)463-5030.

Stay tuned for fleet consolidation action imminently this spring.

warmest regards