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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
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
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...charge of its own fisheries management, but rather helped the organization sue another over a North Pacific Fishery Management Council decision to exempt federal waters in Alaska's Cook Inlet from the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/ucida-pres-maw-doesnt-oppose-state-mana
State | AK legislature
Cotten favorite for Fish and Game Commissioner

...of Game members supported Cotten, many citing his experience in the Legislature and on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council."He has an extensive background on Legislature, House and Senate, which I think is particularly important to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/cotten-favorite-fish-and-game-commissio
State
Chinook research funding a casualty of Walker budget cuts

...shadowy after a jarring seven-year decline.It also could effect a proposed action by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. At its December meeting, the council reviewed several options to reduce chinook and chum salmon bycatch in the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/chinook-research-funding-casualty-walke
State | AK legislature
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 in the...

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

...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 Guard...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-16/empire-editorial-defend-coast-guard
Opinion
Walker asks for 200 employees' resignations

...Fish and Game. Cotten has served on several fisheries-related boards, including the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. He was born in Juneau and lives in Eagle River.Cotten is in the running to keep the job permanently, Walker said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-02/walker-asks-200-employees-resignations
Local | AK legislature
Tribal groups seek greater role in land management

...functioning, such as the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council, that could be models for future efforts."Despite...subsistence representative to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.Ahtna demonstration projectA bill in the U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-06/tribal-groups-seek-greater-role-land-ma
State
My Turn: It's time for trawlers to pay their fair share

...20 years of unchanged halibut bycatch limits for the Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council took action to reduce the halibut bycatch limit by 15 percent, to be phased in over three years. After the first...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-06/my-turn-its-time-trawlers-pay-their-f
Opinion

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