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Wrangell father, son plead guilty to fishing violation

...locations is a big no-no for NOAA, which manages halibut fishing in Alaska per the U.S.-Canadian International Pacific Halibut Commission. The commission works to preserve the species since it swims in both U.S. and Canadian waters, and...
Halibut anger lands on wrong target

...fisheries take a very small (and decreasing) fraction of these fish as bycatch. Scientists with the International Pacific Halibut Commission acknowledge that they do not know the impact of Bering Sea bycatch on halibut stocks outside the Bering...
Empire Editorial: North Pacific council didn't do enough to protect Alaska's halibut fishermen

...bycatch, but it doesn't appear that they've gotten good enough fast enough.For the past decade, International Pacific Halibut Commission scientists have been finding fewer and fewer halibut in the North Pacific. As a result, the halibut...
Bering Sea halibut bycatch cut leaves both trawlers and halibut fishermen unhappy

...In 2014, 70 percent of all halibut caught in the Bering Sea were caught as bycatch, according to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. This year, the IPHC estimates 93 percent of Bering Sea halibut catches will be bycatch.Halibut bycatch...
Halibut commission seeks applicants

NOAA Fisheries has extended the nomination period for candidates to fill two U.S. seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The deadline to submit is now Sept. 18.The IPHC sets catch limits and other regulations that cover...
My Turn: Council fumbled on halibut bycatch reduction

...for the public after sitting through six days of meetings, scientific and statistical reports by the International Pacific Halibut Commission and National Marine Fisheries Service, and public testimony. In 2012, the directed halibut fisheries...
Letter: Every halibut counts

...industry advisory group and, working with scientists from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, drafted a short list of easily adopted methods that will help protect the halibut resource for the...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Feb. 2, 2015

...isn't going to be in a position to subsidize those links anytime soon.Thumbs up to halibut. The International Pacific Halibut Commission has announced the first increase in Alaska halibut quota in more than a decade. That's good news...
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...biologists with the International Pacific Halibut Commission, or IPHC, estimate...members of the International Pacific Halibut Commission and manager of the...Pacific council and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which overwhelmingly...
Halibut catch sees first increase in decade

JUNEAU - Fishermen in Alaska will have access to slightly more halibut this year than last.The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a total catch in Alaska of 21.215 million pounds...
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