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On Writing: Moses and Me

...wants.The job was this: someone had to write a public notice explaining a new overfishing definition. The Magnuson-Stevens Act requires that federal fisheries be managed sustainably, so we have to define "overfishing," the point at which so...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-15/writing-moses-and-me
Art
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...managing these fisheries consistent with the (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the maximum sustainable yield principal of best...objectives for Cook Inlet, as required by the (Magnuson-Stevens Act), and then delegate management of that plan to the State...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/ucida-pres-maw-doesnt-oppose-state-mana
State | AK legislature
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...action to take place, it must meet a specific set of criteria outlined in the national standards of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, including a biological specification of a fishery being in trouble. Some trawlers feel this emergency action isn't...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-26/emergency-halibut-bycatch-cut-sought
Outdoors
My Turn: Continuing the work of Katie John

...critical legislative decisions that affect our way of life, for example, the re-authorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Subsistence users are being included in the Act for the first time in the bill's history. Begich also introduced...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-09/my-turn-continuing-work-katie-john
Opinion
My Turn: Updated law strengthens Alaska's fisheries

...issue a revised draft later in the summer. The Magnuson Stevens Act is critically important to the economy of our state and...comments of any interested Alaskan on the Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization. The ultimate goal is a bill that strengthens...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-07/my-turn-updated-law-strengthens-alask
Opinion
My Turn: Sullivan shouldn't ask for votes without offering answers

...forward together on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, allowing veterans to receive critical care closer...across Alaska on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act so all voices were considered as we move forward.And...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-17/my-turn-sullivan-shouldnt-ask-or-vote
Opinion
Tribal groups seek greater role in land management

...wildlife management by introducing legislation to create the Ahtna project and supporting a change to the Magnuson-Stevens Act that would add a subsistence representative to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.Ahtna demonstration projectA...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-06/tribal-groups-seek-greater-role-land-ma
State
Management challenge: 'Fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...stated the federal council should retain oversight of state salmon management, which it argues is not meeting Magnuson-Stevens Act national standards.Later on this past summer, a group representing setnetters sued the Department of Fish and Game...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-15/management-challenge-fish-wars-escalate
State | AK legislature
Revisions to fisheries act under review

...fisheries could see changes under the discussion draft proposed by the House Natural Resources Committee.The Magnuson-Stevens Act, or MSA, was up for reauthorization this year but that process won't be finalized until 2014.The House Natural...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-30/revisions-fisheries-act-under-review
State
Alaska Editorial: NMFS Alaska puts trawlers ahead of conservation

...non-pollock, fleets would have faced closures in the four years since 2000. That lives up, at least partly, to Magnuson-Stevens Act National Standard 9 to "minimize bycatch to the extent practicable" while balancing National Standard 1 to achieve...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-06-23/alaska-editorial-nmfs-alaska-puts-tra
Opinion

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