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Alaska Editorial: In Kenai, it's time to talk fishing

...and Game Advisory Committee, which has made an effort to have balanced representation, will carry more weight.Fishery management is about fish and balancing competing user groups. But those user groups are made up of people, and the more faces...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-15/alaska-editorial-kenai-its-time-talk-
Opinion
Pinks predicted to carry season, again

...for chinook and sockeye should be coming in toward the end of May. Outlook for local sport fishermenThe Pacific Fishery Management Council is deciding chinook quotas this week, though their website states "the news is good, with strong stocks...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/pinks-predicted-carry-season-again
Outdoors
Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

...because of this lack of activity."The groups made the request in a letter sent this week to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which is looking at the issue in Anchorage next week.The reduction is among alternatives proposed by...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/alaska-groups-seek-cut-salmon-caught-po
State
What's happening this week, April 1

...scientists on the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force, a pioneer in ocean conservation, and a leader in ecosystem-based fisheries management, will be the guest speaker. Herring eggs will be provided; attendees are requested to take a dish to share...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-01/events-and-presentations
Art
Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

...fish and seabirds depend on for food.The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted the ban by unanimous vote while...first action under a new ecosystem approach to fisheries management."The intent was not to change current practices...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/agency-bans-new-commercial-fisheries-fo
State
My Turn: Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization moves forward

...strengthen the MSA. House Resolution 1335, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, provides a number of modest but necessary reforms, including efforts to: provide fisheries managers with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-18/my-turn-magnuson-stevens-reauthorizat
Opinion
My Turn: Fisheries must put Alaska first

...call the shots.Ever heard of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council? Neither have most other normal people...lapse into fish-speak, but this laundry list of fisheries management woe is something to behold:? Over 9 million pounds...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-12/my-turn-fisheries-must-put-alaska-fir
Opinion
Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it out

...principal investigator for a paper on Dungeness crab pot ghost fishing, published in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management in 2013. Researchers used sonar to find and identify abandoned and lost Dungeness crab pots, learning that 32...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/where-world-ends-when-ocean-spits-it-ou
Local
Board of Forestry to meet March 23-24

...including the Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership. Speakers will address interactions between forestry and fisheries management and will discuss upcoming forestry-fisheries issues and opportunities to cooperate on management and research...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-06/board-forestry-meet-march-23-24
Outdoors
Retraction to Jan. 29 letter

...Stephen's letter was cut off when the letter printed. It was intended to read: "Matt Miller, Fish and Game Regional Fisheries Management Coordinator for Southcentral Cook Inlet, really sums up how ridiculous this action is: 'It's a non-selective...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/retraction-jan-29-letter
Local | Opinion

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