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Empire Editorial: North Pacific council didn't do enough to protect Alaska's halibut fishermen

...central Bering Sea asked the North Pacific council to cut the share the trawlers...It's an insult, as the North Pacific Council has done, to prioritize the...Petersburg and yes, Juneau.The North Pacific council made a drastic mistake with...
Bering Sea halibut bycatch cut leaves both trawlers and halibut fishermen unhappy

...estimates 93 percent of Bering Sea halibut catches will be bycatch.Halibut bycatch is capped in amounts set by the North Pacific council, and in the days before Sunday's vote, fishermen passionately argued in favor of a lower cap.Halibut fishermen...
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...
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...
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...
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...
My Turn: Updated law strengthens Alaska's fisheries 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...
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...
My Turn: A new way forward in the Gulf 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...
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...


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