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Observer changes, Gulf ratz on tap for North Pacific council October Issue 1 2014

Observer changes, Gulf ratz on tap for North Pacific council

Changes to the observer program and discussion of a possible Gulf of Alaska rationalization program are back on the menu at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s October meeting. The council, which will meet Oct. 8-14 in Anchorage, will also approve crab fishery catches, take final action on Pacific cod fishery for the Community Development Quota, or CDQ, fleet and take action on Bering Sea crab fishery provisions.

Canada, UK show promise for unmanned aircraft systems September Issue 4 2014

Canada, UK show promise for unmanned aircraft systems

Commercial unmanned aircraft use in other countries is demonstrating how they could be used in Alaska once proper regulations are in place. Curt Smith, a technology director for BP, said the company, which commissioned the first commercial overland, unmanned aircraft flight in the country on the North Slope in June, implements technology not because it’s cool, but because it makes sense and improves efficiency.