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Tribal groups seek greater role in land management

Tribal organizations are asking to take over some aspects of wildlife management or at least have a greater voice in the process.
My Turn: It's time for trawlers to pay their fair share

...2012, after 20 years of unchanged halibut bycatch limits for the Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council took action to reduce the halibut bycatch limit by 15 percent, to be phased in over three years. After...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

Editor's note: This is the fifth in the Morris Communications series "The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon." For a young state, Alaska has a long history with fisheries management.
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...


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