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Letter: Getting fired up about unfair bycatch

...and waste their fish.Over the past few years, trawl lobby money from Seattle has successfully precluded the North Pacific Council from addressing this enormous problem. This week, Gov. Bill Walker will nominate Alaskans to fill two of the...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-10/letter-getting-fired-about-unfair-byc
Letters
My Turn: Fisheries must put Alaska first

...other normal people.The North Pacific Council (because NPFMC sounds like...all voting members on the North Pacific Council. Six are Alaskans. The other...I think of Alaska and the North Pacific Council. For decades, the largely Seattle-based...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-12/my-turn-fisheries-must-put-alaska-fir
Opinion
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...five Alaska members of the North Pacific council signed a letter to National...original motion at the Dec. 13 North Pacific council meeting. Alaskan members...govern halibut catch: the North Pacific council and the International Pacific...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-26/emergency-halibut-bycatch-cut-sought
Outdoors
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
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
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

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