In 1985, the Area E salmon permit holders voted in a 2% enhancement tax to be assessed from their gross salmon deliveries. The funds are collected by the State of Alaska and disbursed to PWSAC for maintaining enhancement programs and operations.
With the enactment of the salmon enhancement tax, the PWSAC Bylaws were amended to provide that every Area E salmon permit holder would be eligible to be a candidate and vote on the Fishermen’s Ballot for the PWSAC Board of Directors. At least sixty (60%) of the directors are fishermen.
The PWSAC Board of Directors has 27 fisherman seats: 10 seine seats, 10 drift gillnet seats, 6 dual permit seats and 1 set gillnet seat.
- A dual permit holder is a person who holds both a seine and drift gillnet permit.
- Those who hold both a drift gillnet and set gillnet may only occupy a seat designated for drift gillnetters.
The 2021 Fishermen Director Election will include 3-seine, 4-drift gillnet, 2-dual permit seats, and 1-setnet seat for three-year terms. The 3-year terms start 10/2021 and go through 10/2024.Read more “2021 PWSAC Director Election”
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Pink Salmon Update
PWSAC achieved the assigned pink salmon revenue goal on August 9.
Armin F. Koernig Hatchery:
PWSAC collected 244,108 pink salmon at AFK for cost recovery in 2020 and 289,319 fish for broodstock. Combined with an estimated commercial CPF catch of 720,968 fish, the AFK pink salmon return totals 1,254,395 fish.
The 2020 AFK pink salmon egg take began on Tuesday, August 25, and concluded on September 11. PWSAC collected approximately 72% of the 190 million pink salmon egg goal, or an estimated 136.8 million eggs.Read more “2020 PWSAC Fisheries Updates”
Cost Recovery Update
Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation completed the 2019 Chum Cost Recovery on July 12, 2019
Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation completed 97% the 2019 Pink Salmon Cost Recovery on August 11, 2019