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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