Get the latest news here! The Southeast Alaska Seiners Association was formed in 1968 by a group of concerned Ketchikan commercial salmon purse seiners. As time wore on in the early 1980's, SEAS expanded to include all of Southeast Alaska. Today the board of directors is from multiple towns throughout Southeast Alaska. Board members hail from Sitka, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Bellingham, Seattle and Burlington-Anacortes.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Vessel Registration Update June 24th
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Vessel Registration Update June 19th
Latest Recommendations for Vessel Registration Compliance
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Derelict vessel bill
UFA asks for delay in implementation of SB 92
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
NEW INFO ON DR PAYMENTS
This just in from ADF&G
Update on the distribution of funds for the 2016 GOA pink salmon fisheries disaster. The State has learned that the federal government is moving forward with the funds distribution process for 1) research projects related to pink salmon in the affected areas (~$3.6 million), and 2) direct payments to fishery participants (permit holders and crew ~$31.8 million) and processors (~$17.7 million) affected by the disaster. The State does not currently have the final distribution amounts or a timeline for the distribution of funds, but we are pleased that the process is moving forward and are hopeful the process details will be available soon. The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission will be administering the program and will provide implementation details.
The federal government has not yet approved the proposed direct payments to municipalities (~$2.4 million), so the State is working with Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and the federal government to identify an acceptable process for distributing disaster funds to affected municipalities.
Monday, June 03, 2019
Pink Salmon Disaster Relief Funding
Hard to stay positive when this was a 2016 declaration!
Murkowski’s office reported that OMB has approved all the disaster relief funding components with the exception of the community aspect (2.4) and that NOAA will be dispersing those funds shortly to fishermen and processors. NOAA missed the June 1st deadline, so now the agency is aiming to release the grant funding by the next cycle on July 1st. Three years into this process, what is clear is that the only consistency with federal timelines is delay.
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