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Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

Federal fisheries managers on Tuesday unanimously adopted a West Coast ban on new commercial fisheries for forage fish, the little fish that big fish and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/agency-bans-new-commercial-fisheries-fo
State
Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

ANCHORAGE - Tribal organizations and fishing groups in Alaska are urging federal fishery managers to drastically reduce the number of king salmon allowed to be inadvertently caught by commercial pollock trawlers each year.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/alaska-groups-seek-cut-salmon-caught-po
State
For Arctic, an Atlantic alternative

...The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, at least four firms have filed applications with federal fisheries managers to conduct wide-scale seismic imaging surveys in the Atlantic to explore for oil and gas deposits.The applications...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/arctic-atlantic-alternative
State
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, at least four firms have filed applications with federal fisheries managers to conduct wide-scale seismic imaging surveys in the Atlantic to explore for oil and gas deposits.The applications...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
State
NOAA disburses final payment for salmon disaster

...Congress appropriated $75 million for those disasters and others throughout the country. Since February, the federal fishery managers have been working with the state and others to develop a plan for distributing Alaska's appropriation of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-13/noaa-disburses-final-payment-salmon-dis
State
Study: Sleeper sharks may kill Steller sea lions

...commercial fisherman. The theory of mortality from predators, Horning said, has "fallen by the wayside."Federal fisheries managers in late 2010 as a precaution restricted commercial fishing in the western Aleutians to limit competition for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/study-sleeper-sharks-may-kill-steller-s
State
My Turn: A new way forward in the Gulf

...of participating vessels. These effects remind us that fisheries policy is fundamentally social policy.As federal fishery managers work to address bycatch problems in Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries, there are overarching principles that should...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-01-29/my-turn-new-way-forward-gulf
Opinion
My turn: Fishermen need a strong Magnuson Act

...that will directly affect them. This bill, however, would limit that say in the case of decisions made by federal fishery managers. Independent fishermen and fishing communities deserve a say in whether or not the federal government should...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060906/opi_20060609011.shtml
Opinion
New rule may allow subsistence handlines

...current proposal would reduce detailed reporting requirements so subsistence users will only have to inform a federal fisheries manager of an attempt to gather fish for ceremonial use. The ceremonial harvest rule covers fishing out of season and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092904/sta_subsistence.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...without enough regard for endangered Steller sea lions that depend on the fish for food. The judge ordered federal fisheries managers to re-examine the impacts of the fisheries on sea lions. In the study, the agency tried to measure the effects...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032801/Loc_Groundfish.shtml

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