ACA's Work is Crucial to the Viability of the Sport Fishing Sector in a Commercially-Driven Industry
Council staff is planning a number of side meetings, workshops and opportunities to learn - here is a partial list of events:
Sept 20, 9am-1pm online: Bycatch Webinar - “Abundance Based Management”
Sept 30: Cook Inlet Salmon Committee, 9am-5pm Best Western
Oct 1: Advisory Committee meets at Best Western, discusses trawl bycatch
8am -5pm: Community Engagement Committee - Land’s End
6pm-8pm: Seismic Testing Outreach Meeting, Land’s End
5:30pm- Intro to Council Process, Quarter Deck, Land’s End
Oct 2: Recreational Fishing Roundtable hosted by NOAA, 5:30pm - 7pm Best Western
Oct 3: Industry Reception. 6-8pm at Land’s End
Oct 4: North Council discusses trawl by-catch
Oct 30, 10am: Charter Committee Meets in Anchorage, Options for 2020 charter halibut
Each October our members renew their support for the Alaska Charter Association.
We've upgraded our website and as always your membership includes a listing and web link to your business. It's a great way to let anglers know you invest in the future of Alaska's Fisheries. There's even a way to set up annual membership automatically.
In 2019 over sixty charter fishing businesses, representing over 400 vessels and 800 employees, joined the Alaska Charter Association and worked together to strengthen our mission.
North Council staff and Kurt Iverson from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have arranged for a charter and recreational fishing meeting to be held in Homer during the Council's October meeting, time and place to be announced.
The meeting will be informal. The meeting will give a quick overview of the Council process, including the annual setting of charter management measures. More than anything though, this will be an opportunity for sport fishermen and charter operators to ask questions, discuss their concerns, and identify any priorities.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will be hosting an informational Webinar on the proposed Trawl Abundance Based Management (ABM) on September 20. Council Staff has posted details about this online workshop here.
The comment period is now open for the Proposed Rule which would require all Charter Halibut Permit (CHP) holders to annually register their permits in order for those permits to be valid for the upcoming season. Click here for the Proposed Rule.
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It's time for our clients to be counted! With the formation of a Recreational Quota Entity just around the corner, we will need a means for guided anglers to get engaged in the regulatory process. Please encourage your clients to sign-up now and support our efforts to improve recreational fishing in Alaska.
Use our contact page to request client membership promotional materials to distribute on your boat or at your fishing lodge.