Friday, September 16, 2011

AEB's Natural Resources Director & Fisheries Consultant Traveling to Region This Week for Meetings

With so many important fisheries-related meetings coming up, the Aleutians East Borough is scheduling a teleconference at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2011 so fishermen can meet with the Borough Natural Resources team. Natural Resources Director Ernie Weiss will be in Sand Point for the meeting. AEB Fisheries Consultant Sam Cotten will be in False Pass during the meeting. Borough Clerk/Planner Tina Anderson will be setting up the teleconference to include the AEB office in Sand Point, the King Cove Harbor House, the False Pass City office and the Akutan City building. Discussion items will include:

WASSIP (Sept. 21, 22, 2011)
NPFMC (Sept. 26 - Oct. 4, 2011)
Board of Fisheries (Oct. 6 - 10, 2011)

Ernie will arrive in Sand Point at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. He will stay until his departure the following day at 6:30 p.m. If you'd like to reach him today(Friday, Sept. 16, 2011), his office number in Anchorage is (907) 274-7557. On Sunday and Monday, the best way to reach him would be via email or cell phone. His email is His cell number is (907) 306-9395. He will visit the harbor house and the Borough office while in Sand Point.

Sam will travel to False Pass, Nelson Lagoon and Cold Bay next week (Sept. 19 - 23, 2011). He will be in Cold Bay for about 90 minutes on Monday, Sept. 19th from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. He'll be in False Pass from 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19th until 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20th. Next on his itinerary is Nelson Lagoon. He will be there Tuesday morning, Sept. 20th through Friday morning, Sept. 23rd (until 11:20 a.m.). Any fishermen interested in meeting with Sam while he's visiting those communities should contact him by cell or email. His cell number is (907) 242-1197. His email is

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