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Council tightens charter halibut rules after 2014 overages

...2015 charter halibut fisheries in Southeast and the central Gulf of Alaska.The changes approved Dec. 11 will retain the two-fish daily bag limit for the central Gulf, or Area 3A, fished out of Southcentral ports and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-22/council-tightens-charter-halibut-rul
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Commercial-charter halibut plan released for comment

...beginning in 2014.The exact charter-commercial split will be different in areas 2C, or Southeast, and 3A, the central Gulf of Alaska.Under the proposed plan, the International Pacific Halibut Commission would continue to set the overall...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-16/commercial-charter-halibut-plan-rele
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No changes to Cook Inlet cod fishery

...for the federal western Gulf of Alaska fishery as a result of the change.For the Chignik area, which is part of the central Gulf of Alaska, the board agreed to change the season dates slightly but did not change the catch limit.Discussion of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-21/no-changes-to-cook-inlet-cod-fishery
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Final action set for trawl fleet king salmon bycatch limit

...at decisions that would need to be made on the way to a Gulf catch share program, including how to treat western and central Gulf fisheries, what species to include, and several issues surrounding quota allocation. To institute a program with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-02/final-action-set-for-trawl-fleet-kin
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Sportfish reps, NMFS agree one-fish limit isn't on table

...beginning in 2014. The exact charter-commercial split will be different in areas 2C, or Southeast, and 3A, the Central Gulf of Alaska. Under the proposed plan, the International Pacific Halibut Commission, or IPHC, would continue to set...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-09-07/sportfish-reps-nmfs-agree-one-fish-l
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Board of Fisheries discusses Cook Inlet cod changes

...set an acceptable biological catch, or ABC, for the central Gulf of Alaska, and then the State of Alaska takes a certain...deducted, as its total allowable catch, or TAC, for the central Gulf. The parallel fishery harvest also comes out of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-19/board-of-fisheries-discusses-cook-in
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Feds talk fish: Council keeps Gulf chinook restrictions on fast track

...apportioned between the western and central Gulf pollock fisheries. An overage...area cap in either the western or central Gulf will not close the other fishery...fight" between the western and central Gulf participants, who will have the...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021511/new_786029776.shtml
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Charter captains battle regs

...required as of Feb. 1, through a National Marine Fisheries Service program for areas 2C, Southeast Alaska, and 3A, the central Gulf of Alaska including Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay. Under the program, one of Smith's two boats was permitted because...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/020811/new_782607217.shtml
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Regs limit halibut charters

...percent of the charter businesses in Regulatory Area 3a and 43 percent in area 2c. The regulatory areas span from the central Gulf of Alaska to the southeast portion. NMFS fisheries specialist Rachel Baker said that charter boats comprise 10 percent...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/082610/new_700652061.shtml
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Charters grapple with permit issues

...by National Marine Fisheries Service's new Charter Halibut Permit program for areas 2C, Southeast, and 3A, the central Gulf of Alaska including Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay, which goes into effect Feb. 1. Under this program, only one of...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011011/new_768158167.shtml
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