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NSRAA Nominations to the Board Open, close November 15@ 5pm

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NSRAA Nominations to the Board Open, close November 15@ 5pm

Nominations are open for six gear seats on the NSRAA board, including one rural troll, one Sitka power troll, one crewmember, one purse seine, & two at-large gillnet seats. A letter and nomination form was sent out to every SE salmon permit holder last month. The announcement, instructions, and forms can be found here: https://www.nsraa.org/_pdfs/NOMINATION_Fall_2017.pdf

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Crawfish Inlet Chum Cost Recovery 31 August

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Crawfish Inlet Chum Cost Recovery 31 August

Crawfish Inlet is in its maiden year for adult returns. Normally we would not expect many 3 year olds but this year is one for the books. We have accounted for over 40,000 fish, most of which has been harvested for cost recovery. A harvest boat will continue to harvest through Saturday. Depending on fish abundance and behavior we may suspend cost recovery for a few days to allow troll opportunity next week.  

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Deep Inlet Seine 30 August

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Deep Inlet Seine 30 August

Big shoot out at head of Deep Inlet, diving dogs, and 117 boats (possibly a record). Reports indicate that something on the order of 200,000 chum will be caught today. Chum continue to enter the SHA at Long Island, million dollar pass, and Error Island in modest numbers. Good luck to the gillnetters tomorrow.

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Deep Inlet Update – 29 August ’17

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Deep Inlet Update – 29 August ’17

The report from Deep Inlet is there are 18 trollers fishing, the first day re-opening after the closure for cost recovery. I have no reports of how the harvest is going, but spotter pilots are seeing plenty of fish. The sex ratio from the Saturday August 26 cost recovery was 46% male, close to what we expected. The total return as of today is approximately 1.2 million with an in-season regression generated forecast of 1.6 million chum (broodstock, cost recovery, and common property). Seine catch might be 150,000 fish on Wednesday with another...

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery Completed!

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery Completed!

Announcement will come out Sunday for Deep Inlet reopening. Completed in record time thanks to 10 harvest boats and numerous fish. The remainder of the Deep Inlet fish will be for common property. I do not see any broodstock problems. Please respect the gear group that is fishing their rotation in Deep Inlet; stay out of their way. Trollers will likely be fish Eastern Channel as well. Troll Tuesday Seine Wednesday Gillnet Thursday and so forth on published schedule. Great job SBS seiners getting the job done efficiently and orderly. Thank...

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery Saturday 26 Aug – 8am

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery Saturday 26 Aug – 8am

Began fishing at 6 a.m. with 8 boats. Approximately 400,000 pounds harvested by 8 a.m. We will attempt to finish cost recovery today, just another 280,000 pounds to go. We will harvest about 150,000 pounds outside Deep Inlet beginning at 9 a.m. It is almost certain we will open with troll on Tuesday and seine Wednesday, gillnet Thursday. Next update early afternoon. If we complete cost recovery today or Sunday, ADF&G is already on alert so an announcement can be issued soon after.

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery Update 24 Aug – 6 pm

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery Update 24 Aug – 6 pm

The adjusted harvest is 907,000 pounds. Goal for Saturday is 693,000 pounds. We will fish in Deep Inlet (to Eckholms), outside Camp Coogan, and Silver Bay (to lesser extent) and expect to finish on Sunday at the latest. If we do finish cost recovery we will get an announcement out by Monday for a Tuesday troll opening followed by Wednesday seine, and Thursday gillnet. I will post a blog on Sunday as to whether we completed cost recovery and when Deep Inlet will most likely reopen. Remember, ADF&G reopens at our request, but it is not...

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Deep Inlet CR Rap Up 23 August – 8pm

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Deep Inlet CR Rap Up 23 August – 8pm

Harvest boats worked into the night and at least one filled up. The estimate for total chum harvest is 920,000 pounds. This puts us within 680,000 pounds in order to finish the job Saturday/Sunday. Thank you to all the boats, skippers, crew, and tenders for their efforts. It seems likely we will complete the job over the next weekend.

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery 23 Aug, 3 pm

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery 23 Aug, 3 pm

Cost recovery harvest has been slow today, perhaps 100,000 pounds. Total on-board or processed is 800,000 pounds; half way to the goal. Seiners will fish two days of common property Thursday/Friday and begin cost recovery harvest again on Saturday morning. With some luck sufficient fish will move into the SHA and we will finish by Sunday August 26. Stay tuned. Next blog update will be Saturday morning.

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery 23 Aug 8:30 a.m.

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Deep Inlet Cost Recovery 23 Aug 8:30 a.m.

There are 3 boats fishing this morning. No fish on board. Reports are that it looks a little slow. Next report at noon today.

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