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Hidden Falls and Deep Inlet – June 26 2017

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in front page | 0 comments

Hidden Falls and Deep Inlet – June 26 2017

The fishing season is off to a mixed start and there is sufficient information to predict what is likely to unfold for the Hidden Falls and early run Deep Inlet chum programs. First Hidden Falls: the first two openings were disappointing but not unexpected. The return to date is about 10,000 chum through June 25th, which is similar to last year and worse than 2015. Therefore, Hidden Falls will not open for the foreseeable future. We will concentrate on broodstock – we need approximately 220,000 adults to fully satisfy our programs at...

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Request for Cost Recovery Bids – 2017 Season

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Request for Cost Recovery Bids – 2017 Season

NSRAA is seeking proposals for the licensing right to harvest a defined portion of Chinook, coho and chum salmon returns in five NSRAA Special Harvest Areas for the 2017 season. Interested Salmon Buyers: please see the bid documents below for full details. Bid forms are included in each document. Chum Cost Recovery – Deep Inlet and Crawfish Inlet Chinook & Coho Cost Recovery – Bear Cove, Kasnyku Bay & Mist Cove Bidding Deadline – Proposals must be received at NSRAA’s office by 5:00 p.m. AKDT, Tuesday, May 2,...

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NSRAA Scholarships – Application Deadline April 17

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in news | 0 comments

NSRAA Scholarships – Application Deadline April 17

A reminder to students that the NSRAA’s 2017 Scholarship application deadline is approaching. Applications must be received at the NSRAA office by 5 pm  AKDT on April 17, 2017. Scholarship Info: The NSRAA board established the scholarship program at their March 2001 meeting. In March 2011, the NSRAA board added a third scholarship, specifically for two-year degrees, including most vocational / technical programs. Three $2500 scholarships are available annually. Those eligible to apply are those who hold a current State of Alaska salmon...

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2017 Fishing Schedules & Harvest Plans

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in cost recovery, front page, news, schedule | 0 comments

2017 Fishing Schedules & Harvest Plans

NSRAA has finalized 2017 Schedules for Deep Inlet and Hidden Falls chum fisheries. Remember that these schedules are for planning purposes and that ADF&G News releases are the official schedules. The schedules and plans can be viewed on NSRAA’s Homepage, or on the FrontPage.

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NSRAA 2017 Spring Board Meeting

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in news | 0 comments

NSRAA 2017 Spring Board Meeting

NSRAA’s 2017 Spring Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday & Thursday, March 8-9, 2017 in Sitka in the NSRAA Board Room. Meetings begin at 9 am each day. The public is invited to attend. Topics will include reviewing the NSRAA FY18 budget, program updates, and planning for the 2017 season and beyond. Click here for the meeting agenda.

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NSRAA Fall Board Meeting: November 9-10 in Sitka

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in news | 0 comments

NSRAA Fall Board Meeting: November 9-10 in Sitka

NSRAA’s 2016 Fall Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday & Thursday, November 9-10, 2016 in Sitka in the NSRAA Board Room. Meetings begin at 9 am each day. The public is invited to attend. Topics will include a review of the 2016 season, program updates and planning for the 2017 season and beyond. To view the agenda, the full board book and staff presentations, visit our Board Info page.

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Deep Inlet Update – August 29

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in hatchery, news, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Deep Inlet Update – August 29

Deep Inlet opened to Trolling on Saturday. There was some effort by the Troll fleet, although I don’t have catch numbers yet. Sunday was a Seine day; using preliminary numbers it appears approximately 120,000 chum salmon were caught. This was a pleasant surprise and strengthens my belief that the fall run is anomalous in run timing and behavior. It seems likely that this week will see the largest catch of this year’s fall run. Total run Summer (~600,000) and Fall (~600,000) is 1.2 million chum to date. Eggtakes are going well...

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Deep Inlet to Open Saturday August 27 for Troll, Sunday Seine……

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in hatchery, news, schedule | 0 comments

Deep Inlet to Open Saturday August 27 for Troll, Sunday Seine……

Thursday August 25 at 2 pm ADF&G announced that Deep Inlet would reopen on Saturday August 27 beginning with a Troll rotation, followed by Seine on August 28, and Gillnet on August 29. This puts the fishery rotation in the normal sequence for the remainder of the season. Cost recovery should be completed today, August 26. There is something less than 100,000 lbs. remaining. We will make the final tally today and hope to close it out. If we do not complete cost recovery today we may harvest outside of the Deep Inlet THA but within...

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Deep Inlet Update – August 25

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The last push to the finish line is expected to occur today. We need 185,000 lbs to complete cost recovery. Almost certainly we will open Deep  Inlet on Saturday for Troll, Sunday for Seine, and Monday/Tuesday for Gillnet. This is not official until ADF&G publishes an announcement, which should occur today or tomorrow. ADF&G has been informed of progress each day, and they are aware of need to get announcement out prior to weekend.

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery – August 24 Update

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in news | 0 comments

The chum are increasing by the day. We harvested 300,000 lbs on August 23 and already have 60,000 lbs this morning. That leaves 465,000 lbs to complete cost recovery. We expect to finish cost recovery sometime today or tomorrow. If we do finish cost recovery we will get an announcement out on Thursday or Friday. Most likely scenario is Troll Saturday, Seine Sunday, and Gillnet Monday/Tuesday.

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