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Young proposes changes Magnuson Stevens Act

A proposed update to federal fishing laws is sparking a debate among fishermen and conservationists about whether the changes will undo years of work to rebuild key fish populations.
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...
Obama veto vow sparks fishing law fight

...promise and said they fear Young's bill would undo years of work to rebuild fish stocks under the current Magnuson-Stevens Act.David Goethel, a Hampton, New Hampshire-based fisherman of species such as cod and haddock, said the threat of...
Proposed changes to US fishing laws spark conservation row

...valuable East Coast fish stocks are rebounding and no longer subject to overfishing as evidence that the Magnuson-Stevens act is effective in its current form."If you want to tweak something, let's have an honest discussion about fishing...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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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