Permit holders and vessel owners interested in participating in the 2017 inside water sablefish survey can find bid packets online at: http://notice.alaska.gov/183236. Bid packets are due to Andrew Olson in the Douglas Area Office no later than 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2016.
Pre-requisites include: vessel captain with at least five years of experience operating a longline vessel in Alaska waters with a minimum of three years as captain: three crew members each with a minimum of three years’ experience; 50 ft LOA vessel or greater with bunk space for six individuals (captain, three crew & two state employees)
Conditions include: Two year contract with the State reserving the right to extend the contract for up to three additional one year periods. ADFG provides bait, hooks, and longline skates used on the survey. Survey vessels are responsible for fuel and all other fishing gear.