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UAS yields key data for fishing industry

...and functioning of marine food webs. Information from NOAA's research is provided to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, the NMFS Alaska Regional Office, fishing industries, state and federal regulators, and international treaty...
Alaska's fishing fatalities are dropping, no matter how you mix the numbers

...deadliest catch is getting a lot less deadly.Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard reported to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that for the first time in known history, no one died on the job while commercial fishing in Alaska during the...
Snow crab harvest slashed 40 percent allowable catch.The Crab Plan Team, a group of stakeholders and scientists within the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, spent a large chunk of its September Seattle meeting fretting over inconsistencies in the modeling and survey...
Salmon season might miss forecast

...unexpectedly hit their cap on May 3, shutting down the groundfish fishery. In June, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 10-1 to allocate 1,600 more king salmon to the non-pollock trawlers and allow them to begin fishing...
Expanse of warm water dubbed 'the blob' consumes North Pacific manage and think of things in a bigger, multi-species ecosystem approach," he said.The Pacific Fishery Management Council, he said, is doing just that. With representatives from Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho, the largely...
Southeast trollers get bad news from ADF&G

...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.Large...
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 25 percent...
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...
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...
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...


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