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Alaska's halibut and black cod harvest season opens Saturday

...for setting the annual halibut harvest limit based on stock assessments and halibut biology, and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council makes allocative decisions based on that quota. The Alaska black cod fisheries are both federally and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-07/alaskas-halibut-and-black-cod-harves
Outdoors
Management challenge: 'Fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...The United Cook Inlet Drift Association continued its lawsuit against the federal government after the North Pacific Fishery Management Council officially turned over salmon management in all Alaska waters (other than Southeast) to the state in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-15/management-challenge-fish-wars-escalate
State | AK legislature
Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, ADFG

...endeavor to be impartial and objective on every decision. Both on the Board of Fisheries and at the federal North Pacific Fishery Management Council, it was a well-intentioned decision to require the appointment of stakeholders.But all too often...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-05/conserving-kenai-king-mandate-board-adf
State | Local
Revisions to fisheries act under review

...released with the draft.One such change would allow regional fishery management councils - such as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council - to phase rebuilding plans in over a three-year period "to lessen economic harm to fishing communities...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-30/revisions-fisheries-act-under-review
State
Fisheries Managers in Alaska

North Pacific Fishery Management Council: A 16-member board comprised of 11 voting members and five nonvoting members from the fishing industry and government agencies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-01
State
Winter fishing seasons begin, snow crab early

...seasons for the groundfish fisheries are also getting going.The catch limits were set by the federal North Pacific Fishery Management Council in December. The council manages fisheries from 3 to 200 miles offshore from Alaska. Groundfish catches...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-29/winter-fishing-seasons-begin-snow-crab-
State
Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

...regulate a troll fishery in Southeast Alaska under the Pacific Salmon Treaty with Canada.The federal North Pacific Fishery Management Council, an 11-member body made up of members from Alaska, Washington and Oregon, is also responsible for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-01/alaska-salmon-management-unique-process
State
Sportfish reps, NMFS agree one-fish limit isn't on table

...charter sector successfully stopping it in 2011 by flooding NMFS with comments. NMFS subsequently told the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, that it could not address the substance of many comments in time for implementation in 2012.The ACA...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-08/sportfish-reps-nmfs-agree-one-fish-limi
State
Thanks Alaska delegation for listening to the fishing industry

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) recently approved a restructured observer program that extends observer coverage to Alaska's small boat fleet. With...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2012-12-24/thanks-alaska-delegation-listening-fi
Letters
My Turn: A new way forward in the Gulf

...bycatch of the same species is allowed in trawl fisheries as a cost of business. To their credit, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council is taking steps to address these bycatch concerns.One way the North Pacific Council has decided to...

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

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