I hope this helps any of you that are charters that are interested. NOAA has exceeded their bounds on telling who can and cannot fish.

NOAA Fisheries News Releases

April 20, 2011
Julie Speegle, 907-586-7032 w., 907-321-7032 c.

NOAA Law Enforcement to hold public meetings on 2011 charter halibut regulations

Juneau, AK Fishing season is upon us! Do you have questions about the 2011 charter halibut management measures or other fishing regulations?
Officers from NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement will hold public outreach meetings in several Southeast Alaska communities next month to discuss 2011 charter halibut fishing regulations and answer any questions from concerned parties.
Meetings will be held as follows:
May 3, 5-7 p.m.
Yakutat High School Auditorium
May 12, 12:30- 2:30 p.m.
Hoonah City Hall
Elfin Cove
May 16, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Community Meeting Room above the Post Office
May 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
City Hall Meeting Room
May 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Gustavus Library
May 19, 2-4 p.m.
Mendenhall Valley Library
May 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Haines Municipal Chambers
May 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Skagway Municipal Chambers
NOAA Fisheries Enforcement will respond to questions from the public regarding charter, commercial, subsistence and recreational halibut fishing regulations, collection of marine mammal hard parts and marine mammal viewing regulations. Copies of the 2011 International Pacific Halibut Commission regulations will be available at the meetings.
NOAA's mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Visit us at http://www.noaa.gov or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/usnoaagov.
To learn more about NOAA Fisheries in Alaska, visit alaskafisheries.noaa.gov or: www.afsc.noaa.gov.

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