Bristol Bay buyback up for discussion

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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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