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Fish and Game commissioner to take post with processor ships' association

...Kevin Duffy announced Thursday he will leave the department after 24 years to accept a high-level job in the Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands pollock trawling industry. His decision stunned some commercial fishermen who considered him an important...

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Fishery closures needed for sea lions, scientists say

...1997 under the federal Endangered Species Act. Fishermen harvest more than 4 billion pounds of fish from the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska each year. Most of the world's sea lions live along Alaska's vast coastline. "We...

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Fish issues to surface this week in Kodiak

...recommend a continuing patchwork approach that would apply to fisheries for pollock, cod and mackerel in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska. Moir said the committee also strongly urges NMFS to appoint a new sea lion recovery...

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Fisheries restricted to help Steller sea lions

...endangered in 1997 under the Endangered Species Act. Fishermen harvest more than 4 billion pounds of fish from the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska each year. Most of the world's sea lions live along Alaska's vast coastline. NOAA...

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State sues over federal sea lion protections

...he said. Fishermen, most of them Seattle-based, harvest more than 4 billion pounds of fish from the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska each year.

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Alaska Digest

...over 2002. Dutch Harbor's landings value increased mainly because of an improved groundfish catch from the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska. Kodiak was fourth in landings value at $62.2 million, down from $63.3 million...

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Groundfish fisheries slow to avoid king salmon bycatch

...allowed to escape up to Canada to meet requirements of an international salmon treaty. Through Feb. 7, the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands trawl fleet had netted 10,799 kings, or 39 percent of the maximum limit of 27,472 fish. Last week alone...

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Pollock harvest lowest in 32 years

...variety of reasons, ranging from increased market value of cod products to privatizing of other fisheries in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska, and this competition may contribute to higher rates of bycatch, discards and out-of-season...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122009/sta_537591029.shtml
Sea lion drop halts trawlers

...recovery of a species. For the western Steller sea lion, considered a distinct population, that area is the Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands region and the central and western Gulf of Alaska. Populations of Steller sea lions east of Prince William...

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State and local briefly

...Fishery Management Council's license limitation program, about 20 Kodiak crab boats qualify to fish cod in the Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands area. That's because they have a history in the fishery. Based on last season's figures, the Kodiak...

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