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