Strict new pandemic rules are in place for Alaska fishermen and their vessels

Strict new rules are now in place for Alaska fishermen and their vessels to protect against and prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the 2020 salmon season.

Effective April 24, Gov. Mike Dunleavy provided 11 pages of mandates that specifically apply to those who have not “agreed to operate under a fleet-wide plan submitted by a company, association or entity” representing them. Among other things, each independent skipper must sign a “Health Mandate Acknowledgement Form” prior to going fishing. They are required to maintain a written or time-stamped electronic log acknowledging they will comply with the mandates, along with a clear description of which protective plan they are enforcing on their vessel.

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Source: Strict new pandemic rules are in place for Alaska fishermen and their vessels – Anchorage Daily News

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