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Southeast trollers get bad news from ADF&G

...opening.For trollers - most of whom reside in Southeast Alaska, according to data collected by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council - the announcement is bad news. Pink and red salmon prices are down, but king salmon remain highly valued...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-20/southeast-trollers-get-bad-news-adfg
Local
Halibut anger lands on wrong target

In Tuesday's 'My Turn' feature, Mr. Grutter states that the North Pacific Fishery Management Council halibut bycatch reductions approved in June are a 'non-action.' He may be disappointed with the outcome, but the...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-07-07/halibut-anger-lands-wrong-target
Letters
My Turn: Council fumbled on halibut bycatch reduction

Our North Pacific Fisheries Management Council met in Sitka. Trawl bycatch (bycatch constitutes nontargeted species) of juvenile halibut in the Bering Sea and Aleutian...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-30/my-turn-council-fumbled-halibut-bycat
Opinion
NOAA receives $25 million in funding

...recommending touch every aspect of marine research including socioeconomics, fishing gear and bycatch, aquaculture, fisheries management and the effects of climate."At this point in the selection process, the application approval and funds obligation...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-28/noaa-receives-25-million-funding
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: North Pacific council didn't do enough to protect Alaska's halibut fishermen

It's not just how much you catch. It's how you catch it.Last weekend, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 6-3 to reduce the halibut bycatch cap in the Bering Sea by 21 percent, and 25 percent among the most important...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-11/empire-editorial-north-pacific-counci
Opinion
Bering Sea halibut bycatch cut leaves both trawlers and halibut fishermen unhappy

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 6-3 on Sunday afternoon in Sitka to cut by 25 percent the amount of halibut that pollock and cod trawlers can catch...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-08/bering-sea-halibut-bycatch-cut-leaves-b
State
Alaskans may be booted from crucial halibut vote

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will spend the first four days of its weeklong meeting in Sitka beginning Wednesday deciding on a series of deep cuts in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-02/alaskans-may-be-booted-crucial-halibut-
State
Obama veto vow sparks fishing law fight

...send to fishermen who are struggling with tough catch quotas. He said Young's proposal is "common sense in fisheries management" and deserves a hard look. Goethel said Young's proposal could help Northeastern regional managers rebuild...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-31/obama-veto-vow-sparks-fishing-law-fight
State
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
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
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