PSA: Sand Point Department of Fish & Game Advisory Committee Meeting October 6th, 2021

Posted on: September 22nd, 2021 | Author: Holden | Filed under: Civic & Government, Community Window, Fisheries News, Sand Point, Welcome to Sand Point

The Sand Point AC will meet in the Sand Point City Council Chambers on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, at 12:00pm.

The purpose of this meeting is to hold nominations and elections for all AC members, to address Board of Fisheries Agenda Change Requests, and other miscellaneous AC business as needed.

This meeting is open to the public. All voting age residents of the area who attend the meeting may make nominations and vote on committee membership.

Teleconference information is available at this link.

Find the preliminary agenda for the meeting below.
2021-10-6 Draft Agenda Sand Point AC

Listen MP3: Interview with Lisa Fox – July 30th, 2021

Posted on: August 3rd, 2021 | Author: Holden | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

KSDP’s Austin Roof held an interview with Lisa Fox telephonically for an update regarding the current state of the fishery.

The interview has been archived here (MP3, 25MB):

Listen or Download The InterviewHere

ADF&G Salmon Preseason Teleconference – June 1st 2021

Posted on: May 24th, 2021 | Author: Holden | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter, Fisheries News, King Cove, KSDP Programs, Sand Point

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be conducting a preseason fishery stakeholder’s meeting on Tuesday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Sand Point City Chambers. ADF&G will teleconference with both King Cove (at the Harbor House) and False Pass. The meeting will be broadcast live right here, on KSDP 830AM Sand Point and livestreamed at apradio.org.

There are a limited number of teleconference lines. If you would like to call into the meeting, please contact the ADF&G office in Sand Point for the call-in information.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide all interested parties an opportunity to discuss the upcoming salmon season with ADF&G staff.

Topics covered will include:
– Staff introductions
– Department COVID-19 mitigation plans
– 2021 management strategy
– 2021 salmon outlook
– 2021 department test fisheries
– Other topics as time permits

To obtain further information, please contact the Sand Point Fish and Game office at (907) 383-2066.

Aleutians East Borough – Assembly Meeting & Agenda – May, 2021

Posted on: May 13th, 2021 | Author: Holden | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Civic & Government, Community Window, Fisheries News, King Cove, Sand Point

The Aleutians East Borough Assembly Meeting aired live on KSDP at 3pm on Thursday, May 13th.

Download the meeting (MP3):
https://apradio.org/mp3/2021-05-13-AEB.mp3

Download the PDF for this meeting:
May 13th, 2021 ASSEMBLY AGENDA

Listen Now! Interview: New Peter Pan Owner Roger May – Monday, January 11 at 4PM

Posted on: January 8th, 2021 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, Meet the People

Check out KSDP’s interview with the new CEO of the New Peter Pan Seafoods Roger May. Mr. May discusses his vision for the operation in the Alaska Region including:

– Value Added Opportunities
– Listening to the Fleet
– New Management
– And More!

Or click here!

In the Loop: December 9th, 2020

This edition of In the Loop contains information regarding EAES grant applications. If you have applied and have not yet received your payment, or would like an update on your application’s status, call Glennora Dushkin at (907) 274-7555. The deadline to file additional paperwork for this grant is December 18th, 2020. (more…)

PSA: City of Sand Point Travel Policy Update – Effective Immediately

Below is the new travel mandates for the City of Sand point, typed in text form for your convenience. You can find the original notice at the bottom of this post. Thank you.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

The City of Sand Point is asking everyone to self isolate upon arrival for a 7-day period and then get tested for COVID-19.

Regular activities may resume upon confirmation of a negative test result. This request does not apply to essential workers or those involved in the commercial fishing industry; State of Alaska health mandates cover those individuals, and relevant information for those workers can be found at covid19.alaska.gov.

PSA + MP3: Fisherman’s Zoom Call – November 5th at 10 AM.

Posted on: October 30th, 2020 | Author: Holden | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, King Cove, KSDP Programs, Sand Point

Meeting has been archived here (11MB, MP3):
https://apradio.org/mp3/2020-11-05-aebfish.mp3

KSDP will be broadcasting an Aleutians East Borough fisherman’s Zoom call to answer questions from fishermen about relief programs.

The following people are scheduled to participate in the call:
• Jeffery T. Curry, Agricultural Program Manager, USDA Palmer Office
To discuss the Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP)
• Douglas Vincent-Lang, Commissioner, ADFG
• Rachel Baker, Deputy Commissioner, ADFG
To provide updates on the CAREs Act for Fishermen & other relief programs
• Mary Tesche, Assistant Borough Administrator, AEB
To discuss the AEB Emergency Assistance program
(more…)

Sand Point Fishermen’s Application Extension – September 30, 2020

Posted on: September 16th, 2020 | Author: Holden | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Civic & Government, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, Sand Point

Sand Point fishermen’s application for the City of Sand Point’s Fishermen relief and recovery grant program has been extended until September 30, 2020 at 5pm.
You must be a Sand Point resident and provide a valid Area M Fishing license to apply.

PSA: City of Sand Point CARES Act Grant Forms

Posted on: August 20th, 2020 | Author: Holden | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Civic & Government, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, Sand Point, Welcome to Sand Point

The City of Sand Point has released grant application forms for CARES act funding for fishermen, small businesses, non-profits, and utilities.

If you are a fisherman click here!

If you are a small business click here!

If you are a non-profit click here!

If you are a utility customer click here!

MP3: Interview With District Director John Veal of the Small Business Association Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program

Posted on: August 4th, 2020 | Author: Holden | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, King Cove, KSDP Programs, Sand Point

District Director John Veal of the Small Business Association took some time to speak with Austin Roof about the opportunities for fisherman and other small business’ to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program before the August 8th, 2020 deadline.

Topics included:

– Who can apply for the PPP.
– How to find a lender if your bank cannot provide for you.
– and more…

Stream the interview here:

Stream or download the interview here!

If you need to get connected with a lender separate from your bank, click here!

MP3: Interview With Commissioner Vincent Lang and Deputy Commissioner Rachel Baker From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Posted on: August 4th, 2020 | Author: Holden | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

Commissioner Vincent Lang and Deputy Commissioner Rachel Baker were kind enough to take some time out of their busy schedules to talk with KSDP’s Austin Roof about some questions and concerns about the CARES act money being distributed to members of the fishing industry.

Topics included:

– Who is eligible to receive funds
– How funding is being calculated
– Details on how funding is planned to be distributed
– and more…

Stream the interview here:

To download or stream the full interview, click here!

To view the current information used to conduct this interview, click here!

To sign up to stay up to date on new updates, click here!

For any questions or concerns you can reach the Karl Winkel, the office manager for the commissioner’s office, by calling 907-465-6136 or by sending an email to dfg.com.caresact@alaska.gov.

Interview: Area Biologist Lisa Fox Goes Live To Discuss August 2020 Salmon Opportunites

Posted on: August 1st, 2020 | Author: Holden | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

2015 salmon haul on F/V Celtic, a 58’ hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point.

2015 salmon haul on F/V Celtic, a 58’ hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point.

The Pinks and Chums are building in the Alaska Peninsula and Shumagin Islands, but more work is yet to be done if any opportunities for fishing are allowed in this even year.

Topics Discussed:

– Opportunities for fishing in the Shumagin Islands
– Harvest Observations
– Mainland and Area Escapement
– …And More!

Download the Fisheries Interview with Area Biologist Lisa Fox Discussing the August Fisheries Report(wav, 10 minutes)

In the Loop: July 31st, 2020

Posted on: August 1st, 2020 | Author: Holden | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, Meet the People

This edition of In the Loop contains information regarding two programs that are available to help local fishing and other businesses confronting the current challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic (the CARES Act Relief Funding for Alaska Fishery Participants and the Paycheck Protection Program). KSDP General Manager Austin Roof will feature two interviews on the programs on Tuesday August 4th at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m.

This edition also contains information from the Aleutians East Borough School District regarding non-internet-based virtual solutions to make distance learning accessible to students in the district. Students will have the ability to interact with teachers and access study materials at home.

To read this edition of In the Loop, click here!

Fish and Game Announcement 6: Shumagin Islands Salmon Fishery Restrictions June 2020

Posted on: June 17th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

The Shumagin Island Salmon Fishery has been restricted. The upcoming opener will begin on Saturday, June 20 at 6am and close at 10pm on Sunday June 21, 2020.

See the official announcement below.