Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation Regular Meeting of the Executive Committee May 23, 2012 PWSAC Cordova Conference Room Meeting Summary Meeting Began: 9:03 a.m. Members Present: George Covel, Kory Blake, Guido Casciano, Mike Glasen, John Platt, (via teleconference) Steve Aberle and Tim Moore. Members Absent: None. Other Board Members Present: None Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Ex‐Officio, Bert Lewis (via teleconference) Staff Present
Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation Regular Meeting of the Executive Committee May 23, 2012 PWSAC Cordova Conference Room Meeting Summary Meeting Began: 9:03 a.m. Members Present: George Covel, Kory Blake, Guido Casciano, Mike Glasen, John Platt, (via teleconference) Steve Aberle and Tim Moore. Members Absent: None. Other Board Members Present: None Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Ex‐Officio, Bert Lewis (via teleconference) Staff Present: General Manager, Dave Reggiani; Executive Secretary, Kate Jager, Sr. Accountant/Controller, Margie Udani‐Calaustro, (via teleconference) Ray Cesarini. Public Present: Tommy Sheridan, ADF&G. Approval of Agenda: May 23, 2012 – Approved Approval of Minutes: April 20, 2012‐ Approved Management Reports: Chairman’s Report (George Covel) Google Alerts – PWSAC uses this as a monitoring tool. Recently, over 30 news media stories have been posted on the internet about research conducted regarding the interactions of hatchery and wild salmon. Several of these are publications from ADF&G staff. Covel reported that ADF&G will put into place new tools to prevent this from happening again in the future. It is important for Department to clear this up. PWSAC is monitoring this along with Tracy Foster, Foster Communication Strategies. General Manager’s Report (Dave Reggiani) CCH Assistant Hatchery Manager, Lance Uselman has been promoted to the CCH Hatchery Manager recently vacated by Neil Wright. Craig Parry, AFK Hatchery Manager, has submitted his resignation, effective early June. We have several applicants interested in the position. Tracy Foster, Foster Communication Strategies has arranged photographer, Brian Adams, to visit some of the hatcheries to shoot some outmigration/rearing and aerial shots. Christine Mitchell will be accompanying him around to the sites. He will be in
Cordova on Friday, May 25 to get pictures of the PWSAC staff as well as any of the board members who are in town. Rearing – AFK, CCH, and WNH have released a portion or all of their pink salmon into the zooplankton bloom (see attached). Notably, the zooplankton abundance in Wells Passage was remarkable this year with one sample literally off the chart. The WNH chum salmon will be released later this week. The PC chum salmon were released yesterday. The GH Summit and Paxson Lakes sockeye salmon stocking have been completed. The Crosswinds Lake stocking is currently on hold waiting for the surface ice to break up. The Cordova Fleming Spit WNH coho salmon stocking occurred yesterday. The Whittier and Chenega stocking will be completed by the end of the week. The on‐site release will occur around June 1. Wilson Construction has mobilized to WNH and AFK. The WNH construction on the approach wall just about complete. A dozer and excavator have been working through five feet of snow to get to the dam at AFK. Advanced Blasting Services out of Wasilla will mobilize next week to begin drilling holes for the anchor bolts and suspension bridge. Alaskan Challenger (AC) Update – the landing craft transported the coho salmon for the Fleming Spit stocking. Alaska Marine Lines helped us with their jockey truck to deliver the transfer trailer to and from the pond. The AC is on the way to Whittier today to drop off the net pen pieces. They will return on Friday to Whittier with the coho salmon to place in the net pen. Over the past six weeks, the AC has transported over 500,000lbs of fish food from Cordova to the hatchery sites.
Sales Manager’s Report (Ray Cesarini) The chum salmon fish sales biding went extremely well. 11 seafood processors participated in the process. Copper River Seafoods and Inlet Fish were selected and will be before you for consideration shortly on the agenda as they both have representatives on our Board. 11 seafood processors also participated in the pink salmon fish sales bidding process. Trident Seafoods was selected and will take all of PWSAC’s pink salmon cost recovery.
New Business: a) Related Part Transactions – Fish Sales Bryan Kimball, Copper River Seafoods – Approved Vince Goddard, Inlet Fish Producers – Approved b) ADCED, Corporate Resolution – AFK Capital Project Loan – Approved Unfinished Business: None Next Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 13 at 9:00 a.m. Meeting Adjourned: 9:48 a.m. Summary is a courtesy to the community and in no way should be construed as the approved meeting minutes.
2012 AFK Plankton Watch
Average of S2 PHYTO R.D.