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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...
Final action set for trawl fleet king salmon bycatch limit

...rationalization program, or leave them in place. The sideboards apply to six freezer longliners and five hook-and-line catcher/processors licenses, although most are not currently operating under the sideboards. A change to the sideboards would affect...
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...
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...
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...
Biology may play biggest role in Alaska halibut battle

...groundfish continues and observer coverage is 30 percent or less. In the Bering Sea - where the head-and-gut trawl catcher-processors (known as the Amendment 80 fleet) were organized into cooperatives in 2008 and now have 100 percent observer...
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...
Peninsula People

...2007-08 school year. The Pollock Conservation Cooperative is a private sector initiative by the Bering Sea Pollock catcher/processor fleet to further improve conservation and utilization of marine resources. Members also support marine mammal research...


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