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My Turn: Updated law strengthens Alaska's fisheries

...to Alaskans, like for the first time incorporating subsistence fisheries in the law in a meaningful way. Our North Pacific Council has always factored subsistence needs into their considerations, but the word "subsistence" was only mentioned...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-07/my-turn-updated-law-strengthens-alask
Opinion
Revisions to fisheries act under review

...between fishermen and their historic processors for deliveries, but based on the 2009 legal opinion from NOAA, the North Pacific council severed those linkages when it renewed the program.Kodiak processors sued in 2012 to attempt to reverse that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-30/revisions-fisheries-act-under-review
State
Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

...gillnets.But Tweit, who is also a member of the North Pacific council, said the conflict has a long history, and both...Fishery Management Council, a counterpart to the North Pacific council governing Alaska waters, also plays a role in overseeing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-01/alaska-salmon-management-unique-process
State
My Turn: A new way forward in the Gulf

...to address these bycatch concerns.One way the North Pacific Council has decided to do this is through a new management...coastal communities.You can submit letters to the North Pacific Council through Tuesday, January 29 about the Gulf catch...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-01-29/my-turn-new-way-forward-gulf
Opinion
State Briefs

...exclusively and 10 percent would be open. Kevin Duffy, state commissioner of fish and game and a member of the North Pacific council, defended the quota system, saying it recognizes the investments processors have made and will help keep them...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052103/sta_briefs.shtml
News
New halibut subsistence fishery draws 8,500 people

...and 120 tribal groups. The North Pacific council is a federal, state and industry...program in Alaska. "The (North Pacific council) paid a lot of attention...the fish. Smith said the North Pacific council members are monitoring the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070803/sta_halibutfish.shtml
News
Four in Juneau vie for fish council seat

...conservation so that fish are available to future fishermen, Childers said. "For me, the whole point of the North Pacific council ... is to ensure long-term viability - not just for the resource, but for the ecosystem the resource depends...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083106/loc_20060831017.shtml
News
Oceana to meet in Juneau

...prompting many thousands of public comments to the North Pacivic council from the Lower 48. The fishing industry, the North Pacific council and Oceana ended up bartering an agreement to protect hundreds of thousands of square miles of coral habitat in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090505/loc_20050905001.shtml
News
Ulmer opposes quotas for processors

...Murkowski, is inclined against processor shares, an aide said Wednesday. But the GOP candidate is willing to let the North Pacific council continue to study the matter and finish its plan. Murkowski aide Bill Woolf dismissed Ulmer's statements as...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102402/sta_legulmerquotas.shtml
News
Fairness for fishermen

...conversion, recently stating that she opposes processor shares in the Bering Sea crab fishery, and will force the North Pacific Council to reconsider. Don't let yourself buy more than is really being sold. The council process requires a thorough...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102802/let_letter3.shtml
Opinion

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