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Halibut anger lands on wrong target

In Tuesday's 'My Turn' feature, Mr. Grutter states that the North Pacific Fishery Management Council halibut bycatch reductions approved in June are a 'non-action.' He may be disappointed with the outcome, but the 25 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-07-07/halibut-anger-lands-wrong-target
Letters
My Turn: Council fumbled on halibut bycatch reduction

Our North Pacific Fisheries Management Council met in Sitka. Trawl bycatch (bycatch constitutes nontargeted species) of juvenile halibut in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-30/my-turn-council-fumbled-halibut-bycat
Opinion
Empire Editorial: North Pacific council didn't do enough to protect Alaska's halibut fishermen

It's not just how much you catch. It's how you catch it.Last weekend, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 6-3 to reduce the halibut bycatch cap in the Bering Sea by 21 percent, and 25 percent among...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-11/empire-editorial-north-pacific-counci
Opinion
Bering Sea halibut bycatch cut leaves both trawlers and halibut fishermen unhappy

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 6-3 on Sunday afternoon in Sitka to cut by 25 percent the amount of halibut that pollock and cod trawlers can catch in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-08/bering-sea-halibut-bycatch-cut-leaves-b
State
Alaskans may be booted from crucial halibut vote

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will spend the first four days of its weeklong meeting in Sitka beginning Wednesday deciding on a series of deep cuts in the halibut...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-02/alaskans-may-be-booted-crucial-halibut-
State
Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

...destroyed because of this lack of activity."The groups made the request in a letter sent this week to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which is looking at the issue in Anchorage next week.The reduction is among alternatives proposed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/alaska-groups-seek-cut-salmon-caught-po
State
My Turn: Fisheries must put Alaska first

Alaska first. It's time. Those are words I can get behind, especially when it comes to our fish. You say fish and Alaska in the same sentence and you probably think salmon (for good reason). We have the best-managed salmon fishery in the world.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-12/my-turn-fisheries-must-put-alaska-fir
Opinion
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...taking charge of its own fisheries management, but rather helped the organization sue another over a North Pacific Fishery Management Council decision to exempt federal waters in Alaska's Cook Inlet from the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/ucida-pres-maw-doesnt-oppose-state-mana
State | AK legislature
Cotten favorite for Fish and Game Commissioner

...and Board of Game members supported Cotten, many citing his experience in the Legislature and on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council."He has an extensive background on Legislature, House and Senate, which I think is particularly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/cotten-favorite-fish-and-game-commissio
State
Chinook research funding a casualty of Walker budget cuts

...complex and shadowy after a jarring seven-year decline.It also could effect a proposed action by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. At its December meeting, the council reviewed several options to reduce chinook and chum salmon bycatch...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/chinook-research-funding-casualty-walke
State | AK legislature

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