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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge gets new manager

...his first week on the job, he met U.S. Sen. Mark Begich at the meeting on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, held at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The next week he met with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski...
WWF, MSC owe explanation, apology to Alaska fishermen

...modeled after Alaska were written into the Magnuson-Stevens Act and limit catches at sustainable levels.Because of...sustainability standards set by Alaska and the Magnuson Stevens Act.But MSC and WWF owe fishermen an explanation of what...


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