Gear Election & Appointed Seats



Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Inc. Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for the following appointed positions:

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Native Corporation
  • Municipal
  • Processor
  • Public at Large (2 Seats)
  • Sport Fish
  • Subsistence

These are two year terms beginning in January 2018.  Nominations must be in writing and submitted to SSRAA, 14 Borch Street, Ketchikan, AK  99901 by December 12, 2017.  For further information call Liz Jones at the administration office (907) 225-9605 or email:


Gear ballots are on their way to commercial permit holders in SE Alaska.  These are three year seats effective January 2018.

Running unopposed 1 Seat for Hand TrollerCraig Ring, F/V KM2

Power Troller 1 Seat (unopposed):  Brant Widness, Former Vessel Wild Fire.  Tom Sims stepping down from the Board of Directors

Gillnetter 1 Seat (unopposed):  David Klepser, F/V Hannah Point.  Running for 2nd term of office.

Seiners 2 Seats:  incumbent Leif Dobszinsky, F/V Chasina and Nyle Thomas F/V Barbara.  Jim Castle electing not to run for 2nd term.

If you receive a ballot in the mail, please do your part and VOTE!

Ballots due:  December 5, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. AK Standard Time