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Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

After a motion failed at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council by a single vote with an Alaska delegate absent, another effort is underway to reduce halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-26/emergency-halibut-bycatch-cut-sought
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...days a ship works at sea - has fallen, according to statistics provided by the Coast Guard to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. So has the number of flight hours for the Coast Guard aircraft assigned to fisheries patrols.The Coast...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-16/empire-editorial-defend-coast-guard
Opinion
Context, respect vital to fishery management

...chinook salmon management and recent action by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to curb bycatch of chinook by the pollock trawl fleets...Department of Fish and Game and is a member of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061909/opi_452506014.shtml
Alaska Editorial: Fishery research a crucial investment

...discussion turned toward salmon fishery management.At issue on the Peninsula...Pacific Decadal Oscillation.Fishery management has always been part science...decisions possible about future fishery management, not just for Cook Inlet...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-06-06/alaska-editorial-fishery-research-cru
Opinion
Greenpeace headed to Juneau to urge protection of 'Grand Canyons of the Sea'

...Juneau to urge the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to protect Alaska's...Bering Sea, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, to protect the canyons...just as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council prepares to decide...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-06/greenpeace-headed-juneau-urge-protectio
Local | Outdoors
My Turn: It's time for trawlers to pay their fair share

...Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council took action to reduce the halibut bycatch...That observer coverage is vital to ensuring that fishery management decisions are based on accurate data. The time...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-06/my-turn-its-time-trawlers-pay-their-f
Opinion
Tribal groups seek greater role in land management

...supporting a change to the Magnuson-Stevens Act that would add a subsistence representative to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.Ahtna demonstration projectA bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would give a new entity - the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-06/tribal-groups-seek-greater-role-land-ma
State
Pollock catch limits increase

ANCHORAGE - The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has good news for Alaska's groundfish fishery. Total allowable catch limits are way up for 2011. The council annually...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121610/reg_757473360.shtml
Regional News
Commerce Department appoints members

...new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils, which are key partners with the National...Fishery Conservation and Management Act, prepare fishery management plans for marine fish stocks in their regions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-06-04/commerce-department-appoints-members
State
My Turn: Reduce the waste of our Alaska halibut

Waste of our Alaskan fishery resources is in the news again as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council approaches its June 6 meeting. A proposal has finally reached the table to reduce bycatch by 15 percent. Bycatch is the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-05-17/my-turn-reduce-waste-our-alaska-halib
Opinion

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