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Gulf catch share proposals move to analysis

FISH FACTOR: Ballot measure would require legislative approval of Pebble

Observer plan adjusted; charter halibut purchases proposed

Board of Fisheries readies for annual work session

The Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet in Juneau Oct. 15 and 16 to discuss Southeast and Prince William Sound escapement goals and agenda change requests for the upcoming meeting cycle. The board is meeting for its annual work session, where it hears preliminary reports on escapement goals for each of the regions it will discuss as part of its regular meeting cycle for 2014-15.
Observer changes, Gulf ratz on tap for North Pacific council

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.

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Mixed start for kings as salmon runs begin around state

Mixed start for kings as salmon runs begin around state

In downtown Anchorage, fishers at Ship Creek are enjoying one of the state’s stronger king returns.

Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

The prospect of new port facilities in Western Alaska will rely heavily on Arctic oil and gas development, according to a recent Northern Economics study.
R/V Sikuliaq readies for ocean research

R/V Sikuliaq readies for ocean research

Next summer, there’ll be a new ship docking in Dutch Harbor and Nome on its way to the Arctic.
Appeal filed in Cook Inlet fisheries management lawsuit

Appeal filed in Cook Inlet fisheries management lawsuit

The Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund is appealing the court decision that upheld the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s 2013 management of Cook Inlet salmon fisheries.
State reaches tentative contract with ferry union workers

State reaches tentative contract with ferry union workers

 


Feds reject emergency bycatch cap reduction

Federal fisheries managers rejected a request for an emergency reduction to the king salmon bycatch cap in the Bering Sea.

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American Seafoods Co. to pay $1.75 million for flow scale settlement

American Seafoods Company will pay $1.75 million to settle three cases related to flow scale issues, according to an Oct. 14 announcement from the National Marine Fisheries Service.

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North Pacific council asks for analysis of pooled halibut quota purchases by charter industry

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council unanimously agreed to initiate an analysis of a program that could change how the charter halibut industry purchases quota from the commercial fleet.

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Council asks for analysis of Gulf of Alaska catch shares

After more than a day of staff reports and public testimony on a possible Gulf of Alaska bycatch management program, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council unanimously agreed to a motion asking for formal analysis of a program that would allocate pollock and Pacific cod harvest privileges to trawl fishermen participating in voluntary cooperatives.

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Council hears Gulf of Alaska salmon bycatch breakdown

King salmon caught by Gulf of Alaska trawlers in 2013 primarily was mostly headed toward the west coast of the U.S., British Columbia, and Southeast Alaska.

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Fish Bytes

News and notes from the North Pacific fisheries and beyond by Molly Dischner.

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