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Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals the current annual bycatch allocation of 7.8 million pounds to the Amendment 80 fleet, a group of about 18 catcher-processor trawlers that harvest flatfish species.Kinneen and Long were both recommended for recusal from the final vote...
Seward ready to move forward with dock development

...extreme weather conditions were plugged into the simulator while vessels ranging from 400-foot tank barges to large catcher-processors and mega yachts were steered through the entrance. In the end, the city saved the state some money on what was...
Whether they like it or not, anglers catch plenty of pink salmon

...Some prefer to catch their fish in the saltwater, or failing that, buy them from a local setnet fisherman with a catcher-processor permit. Gary Hollier, a setnetter whose sites are near the Kenai River said people often buy their pink salmon...
State report details fisheries injuries

...Services Division of Public Health: "It is not surprising that the majority of the non-fatal injuries occurred on catcher processors, as they employ the largest number of workers and process the largest volumes of seafood relative to other vessel...
Council approves cut in halibut bycatch

...stretch that out." Tweit's amendment failed 4-7. The one amendment that did pass was to only cut the longline catcher processor fleet by 7 percent rather than the full 15 percent, based on halibut savings the fleet has achieved through its...
A tax on bycatch would cut down waste

...suffered because of it. No one knows for sure why this has happened but a lot of fingers have been pointed at the catcher/processors. Perhaps if they have more incentive to not catch kings they will work out a solution to prevent it. I suggest...
Time to get a handle on bycatch numbers

...and bottom trawl fisheries are required to carry 100 percent observer coverage (one observer at all times), and catcher processors (factory trawlers) are required to carry 200 percent coverage (two observers at all times). In the Gulf, however...
Pollock season under way, quota a concern

...caught about 180,000 chums in 2011. Offshore catcher-processors represented by companies such as American Seafoods...77 percent of its bycatch allocation, while the catcher-processor cooperative ended up with 3,458 chinook, or...
Fleet fix: Council revamps observer program

...they operate under the "pay-as-you-go" with a daily fee of about $400 or more per observer (some large catcher-processors must carry multiple observers). Under the new program adopted unanimously by the council, the small boat fleet...
Halibut charter, bycatch issues get more time

...One of the significant changes to the alternatives under consideration was breaking out the hook-and-line catcher-processor sector from the catcher-vessel sector. The new alternative will analyze 5-10-15 percent reductions for C-P...


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