Alaska Charter Association

To Protect the Rights and Conserve the Resources of Alaska's Sport Fishery
Alaska Charter News July 2017
Don Young Taking a Lead on the Re-Authorization of the MSA:
Subcommittee Review on the Performance of the Magnuson-Stevens Act:

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM (AK), 2:00 PM (Eastern) the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans will hold an oversight hearing titled "Exploring the Successes and Challenges of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA)." 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 19 @ 10:00 AM (AK), 2:00 PM (Eastern)

WHERE: 1324 Longworth House Office Building or live streamed here.

As Chairman Emeritus of the House Natural Resources Committee and an original author of the 1976 MSA, Congressman Young has been selected to lead MSA reauthorization efforts in the U.S. House. Young is the sponsor of H.R. 200, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, which provides a number of modest but necessary updates to our nation's fisheries management policies.

NOAA's Russell Dunn slates 2018 National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit for March 28-28 in Washington DC

"On Tuesday, Dunn announced plans for a 2018 National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit slated for the Washington, D.C. area on March 28-29, 2018. This will be the third national meeting of this type and represents a continuing effort to engage recreational fisheries constituents from around the nation. Previous summits in 2010 and 2014 identified and described commonly held concerns, goals, objectives, and priorities, which served as the basis for the NOAA Fisheries National Action Agenda, subsequent Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy, and National and Regional Implementation Plans."

A Day in the Life of a Charter Captain

Photo Credit: Hastings Frank
"For 17 years, I've worked as a halibut guide in Homer. My yearly income is made by fishing the 100-day period between Memorial and Labor days.  The profits from that stretch support everything I do the rest of the year. Missing a day equates to a 1 percent loss of my annual gross income. Running a fishing boat in Alaska does not allow for days off."

Past President of the Alaska Charter Association, David Bayes, wrote a piece for Alaska Magazine this month describing the work of being a charter captain in Homer. Check it out...

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