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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-20/southeast-trollers-get-bad-news-adfg
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-10/salmon-season-might-miss-forecast
Local
Expanse of warm water dubbed 'the blob' consumes North Pacific

...to 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-03/expanse-warm-water-dubbed-blob-consumes
State
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-07-07/halibut-anger-lands-wrong-target
Letters
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
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
Comment on changes to 2016 migratory bird subsistence harvest

The Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management Council will be accepting proposals from Nov. 1 through...reviewed and acted on by the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council at their April 2015 meeting.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-31/comment-changes-2016-migratory-bird-
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
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

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