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Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

...They also say some of the salmon caught is frozen and distributed through food banks.The caps, adopted by the federal fishery council in 2009, have gone a long way to stemming the number of kings caught, said Brent Paine, executive director...
High king salmon prices, demand causing concern

...California, Oregon and Washington commercial king salmon fisheries are barely straggling along this year after a federal fisheries council decided to close down a wide swath of the West coast king salmon fishing grounds due to poor numbers on the...
State Briefs

...Bob Lynn for House District 31 in Anchorage, could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Penney resigns post on federal fishery council JUNEAU - Anchorage developer Bob Penney is resigning his post on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council...
Council sets groundfish quotas and advances crab issues

ANCHORAGE - A federal fisheries council Monday cut the 2002 harvest of groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska, but kept on an even keel on the allowable catch for the Bering...
Alaska editorial: Give states say in fish farming plans

...offshore fish farms. Sen. Stevens wants federal fish farming questions to be considered through the joint state-federal fishery councils that manage wild federal fisheries. Those regional councils are a logical, efficient way for states to have...
Fisheries council rejects quotas for charter boats

A federal fisheries council voted 8-3 Friday night to rescind its controversial plan to regulate Alaska's halibut charter fleet in the same fashion as...
Pollock fishermen wage campaign to cut salmon bycatch Norton Sound - a region plagued for years by low runs. If pollock fishermen succeed in their request to the federal fishery council, more salmon should reach Alaska streams. The pollock fleet would also benefit, industry officials say, because...


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