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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...
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...
Charters grapple with permit issues 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...
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...
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...
Comment sought on new halibut proposal plan

...currently taking public input on a management plan it hopes will better sustain a healthy halibut population in the central Gulf of Alaska and Southeast fisheries.That plan comes in the form of a "catch sharing plan" - a draft rule recommended...
Council shifts halibut to charters

...quota share value has been less for central Gulf of Alaska longliners, but the...They've got some work to do in 3A (central Gulf)." In particular, Murphy noted the drops in allocation in the central Gulf to charter when certain harvest...
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...
Cod fisheries face future of uncertainty 24 hours after the federal season closes in the Central Gulf of Alaska. For Kodiak, state-waters cod fishing opens seven days after the Central Gulf closes. Joel Gay is the managing editor of the Homer...
Proposed halibut rule could change Homer's fishery

...32-inches long, or two fish. The allocations could be different for Area 2C, Southeast Alaska, and Area 3A, the central Gulf of Alaska including Cook Inlet and Homer.The rule does not affect halibut caught by unguided sport fishermen or subsistence...


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