Position Open at BBEDC- Education, Employment & Training Coordinator
BBEDC is currently recruiting for a full-time permanent position. The Education, Employment & Training (EET) Coordinator works under the supervision of the EET Director to assist with implementation and management of BBEDC EET programs. The Coordination works closely with residents to assist with applications forms, and other program-related information. He/she will also work closely with communities, CDQ partners and regional entities to identify potential Briatol Bay residents eligible for scholarships, employment and training. The position is open until filled. If you are interested in joining our team, contact BBEDC at 907-842-4370. Full Job Description Employment Application
2017 Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit
BBEDC is coordinating the award of a limited number of scholarships for young Bristol Bay watershed resident fishers to attend the Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit (AYFS) hosted by Alaska Sea Grant in Anchoarge from December 6-8, 2017. This is a great opportunity to practice public speaking, learn about the Alaska Board of Fishery and North Pacific Management Council processes, and collaborate on solutions to issues and topics of importance to the Alaska fishing industry. To apply for funding to attend AYFS, contact Gabe Dunham, ASG Marine Advisory Program, 907-842-8321 or BBEDC 907-842-4370. Applications can be found here and more information is also provided in this flyer.
REMINDER for Regional Fisheries Program Participants
If you received a Vessel Upgrade Grant, RSW Purchase Grant, or an In-Season Emergency Grant during the years of 2015 or 2016, there were annual reporting requirements agreed to. You must supply the following to the Regional Fisheries Department at this time:
- Provide proof of actively participating in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery for the 2017 salmon season while using the same vessel or vehicle that received the upgrades;
- Provide proof of maintaining residency within the region for 2017 by completing the BBEDC Residency Affidavit form.
Failure to supply the documents by December 31, 2017 may result in an obligation to repay the grant funds received. If you have already provided the information, thank you! Please contact Gary Cline or Tony Zoch at 842-4370 if you have any questions or would like to know more about our Regional Fisheries programs.
Bristol Bay Science & Research Institute (BBSRI) New Website
BBSRI now has it's own website, it will continue to be expanded in the coming months. For more information go to www.bbsri.org.
Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust Awards 2017-2018 Scholarships
BBEDC is excited to announce the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship award per student this year was $7,480 with total awards near $400,000. Congratulations to all of our hardworking students! A mid-year scholarship opportunity will be available in January, watch the website for applications towards the end of the year. For more information on our full-time scholarship program, contact Pearl Strub at 842-4370.
BBEDC 2016 Annual Report
The BBEDC 2016 Annual Report is now available. Please take some time to review our activities over the last year and see all of the amazing opportunities available for residents and communities. Enjoy, and please contact us if you are interested in learning more about any of our programs.
Books for Sale- The Canneries, Cabins and Caches of Bristol Bay, Alaska
Looking for a gift to give from the Bristol Bay Region? John Branson's book is a great choice. Filled with pictures and history of the Bristol Bay fisher, it is sure to please. For more information or to purchase your copy, contact Laticia at 907-842-4370. Resale quantity discount available. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Harvey Samuelsen Scholarship Trust.