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Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

...Seattle-based United Catcher Boats. The organization represents 72 boats that fish commercially for pollock in the Bering Sea.The worst year for bycatch was 2007, when 120,000 kings were incidentally caught, Paine said. In comparison...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-04/alaska-groups-seek-cut-in-salmon-cau
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Charter group proposes plan to acquire commercial halibut quota

As halibut bycatch cuts of 50 percent or more loom for the Bering Sea flatfish trawlers, charter halibut fishermen are pitching a plan to acquire a bigger piece of the fishery on the other side of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-15/charter-group-proposes-plan-to-acqui
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Unhinged Alaska: Thar's gold in those silver winter kings

...didn't think that W would survive but Turk finally cooled off enough to stop promising him an E-ticket ride in a Bering Sea crab pot although it wasn't until mid spring that he laid off the single digit salutes when they passed each other...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-03-14/unhinged-alaska-thars-gold-in-t
Community
Iditarod show goes on despite lack of snow

...which could create new problems along the unfamiliar route. The winner is expected under the burled arch in Nome, a Bering Sea coastal town, in about 10 days. It's the second time Fairbanks has hosted the official start of the race; similar...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-07/iditarod-show-goes-on-despite-lack-o
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Feds document seabird loss in North Pacific waters

...number of seabirds, including gulls, puffins and auklets, has dropped significantly in the Gulf of Alaska and northeast Bering Sea, a possible consequence of warmer waters, according to a preliminary federal analysis of nearly 40 years of surveys...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-19/feds-document-seabird-loss-in-north-
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Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod sled dog race in 4 years

...Dallas Seavey has won his third Iditarod in the past four years, beating his father and more than 60 other mushers to the Bering Sea coastal town of Nome early Wednesday after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska. Seavey came in under the city's famed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-18/dallas-seavey-wins-third-iditarod-sl
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Seaveys take top spots in Nome

...no Wednesday when he won the race for the third time in four years. The Alaska musher crossed the finish line in the Bering Sea coastal town of Nome at 4:13 a.m., completing the route in eight days, 8 hours, 13 minutes and 6 seconds. That's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-18/1-2-seavey-finish-in-nome
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Alaska halibut catch sees first increase in a decade

...halibut catch limits from Northern California to the Bering Sea. There are three commissioners from the U.S. and...south-central Alaska will see slight quota increases. Bering Sea halibut fishermen will have the same allotment as last...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-31
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UCIDA offers clarification of lawsuit

...same management standards in Cook Inlet that they have to follow in other fisheries such as Southeast Alaska salmon and Bering Sea crab.Concerns about "federal overreach" through a fishery management plan simply misunderstand the mechanism by which...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-31/ucida-offers-clarification-of-law
Opinion
Kenai, Kodiak chinook salmon research a casualty of Walker's budget cuts

...options to reduce chinook and chum salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery. One option includes lowering the pollock...that kind of science hasn't been used in determining Bering Sea bycatch limits, which worries the commercial fishing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-10/kenai-kodiak-chinook-salmon-research
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