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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 Islands...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-30/my-turn-council-fumbled-halibut-bycat
Opinion
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 in...

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 the halibut...

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

...The criticism has sparked heated debate among fishermen, some of whom believe the bill would give regional management councils more flexibility when they set the rules for fishermen. Others celebrated the veto promise and said they fear...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-31/obama-veto-vow-sparks-fishing-law-fight
State
After decades, NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status

...the function or operation of the league office or Management Council in any way."A business of about $10 billion...owners gave the league's finance committee and management council the authority to change the tax status at league...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-29/after-decades-nfl-decides-give-tax-exe
Sports
Pinks predicted to carry season, again

...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 up and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/pinks-predicted-carry-season-again
Outdoors
Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

...fisheries for forage fish, the little fish that big fish and seabirds depend on for food.The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted the ban by unanimous vote while meeting in Vancouver, Washington. It now goes to the NOAA Fisheries Service...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/agency-bans-new-commercial-fisheries-fo
State
Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

...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 the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/alaska-groups-seek-cut-salmon-caught-po
State
My Turn: Fisheries must put Alaska first

...anything about this $2.7 billion resource or who gets to call the shots.Ever heard of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council? Neither have most other normal people.The North Pacific Council (because NPFMC sounds like a noise you make...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-12/my-turn-fisheries-must-put-alaska-fir
Opinion

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