Thursday, July 23, 2015

Togiak fishermen seek protection

Update: The Board of Fisheries will meet at 2 p.m. Friday to consider this matter.

Togiak District gillnetters have submitted an emergency petition to the Alaska Board of Fisheries seeking an extension of the district's unique "superexclusive" status.

Togiak is the westernmost of Bristol Bay's five salmon fishing districts, and historically the least productive.

Fishing reportedly hasn't been good this year at Togiak, and the petitioning gillnetters don't want to see fishermen from other districts transferring in to compete for sockeye.

They want the district's superexclusive protection extended by nearly three weeks, to Aug. 15.

No word yet on whether the Board of Fisheries will convene a public meeting to consider the petition.


Anonymous said...

All of us who feel devastated by this year's terrible price should try and imagine the same scenario with a fleet average catch of 15,000 lbs in Togiak. Give it to them. We had our turn on the Eastside, the Togiak fleet needs some volume--it's going to be a rough winter.

Anonymous said...

Well, at least they can only blame Togiak for the upcoming rough winter. Just think if they could have fished in another Bay District in 2015?

The Superexclusive a low IQ problem; including stuck with a Bay Card that can't fish the Bay?

Meet the grim reaper, he lives in Togiak.

Deckboss said...

Here's the outcome of the meeting:

Anonymous said...

Remember last year they busted around 10 of the Togiak boats for fishing up to 5 miles over the line. That had been going on for years until State Trooper flew out to the area in the dark. They killed there own run off. Morons!!!!

Anonymous said...

These people need some RSDA money to do some genetic sampling SOON