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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.
Gillnetters perplexed by poor sockeye catch

...kind of catches the gillnetters need to pay their bills, said Kathy Hansen, executive director of the Southeast Alaska Fishermen's Alliance. The high cost of gasoline is only making it more difficult, she said. One bright spot: Sockeye prices...
Halibut commission recommends further Area 2C quota cuts

The International Pacific Halibut Commission has made preliminary staff recommendations of again lowering halibut quotas in 2011, but local fishing representatives see this as a dangerous move.
Empire Editorial: Charter IFQs need to be renegotiated

...bright future for charters, and that there's no reason the industry can't grow; Kathy Hansen of the Southeast Alaska Fishermen's Alliance, a commercial fishing group, said it throws the industry into disarray and uncertainty. What is now...
Halibut catch will decline in 2006

Alaska's total commercial halibut catch could dip 5 percent in 2006, but Southeast Alaska longliners probably won't feel the pinch.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Local stores should sell locally caught salmon because it's clean and good for the city's economy, according to a resolution passed by the Juneau Assembly at its Monday meeting.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Compare a waterway to a bathtub filled with water. Place sand, pebbles and rocks at the bottom to represent ocean-floor obstructions, and then add a nail sticking up like a submerged pier.
Fishermen face more quota cuts

Southeast Alaska's halibut fishing industry will face a lower catch limit again this season if recommendations made this month by the International Pacific Halibut Commission stand.
Tax legislation would boost revenue for fishing towns

More money could go to some Alaska fishing communities and a little less could go to others under a proposed bill to redistribute revenue from the state's raw fish tax.
Commercial, personal-use crabbers spar over access

Some Juneau residents who relish catching Dungeness crab for their own dinner tables are getting a bit grouchy lately.


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