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Charter group proposes plan to acquire commercial halibut quota

...commercial opposition to CATCH worries about a similar negative impact on coastal communities and entry-level commercial halibut fishermen if Outside money floods the IFQ market in pursuit of trophy fish and raises the price of entry into the halibut...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-15/charter-group-proposes-plan-to-acqui
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Public invited to learn more about decision-making process to limit charter anglers

...that the IPHC restriction would lead to cancellations of already-booked trips and hurt their businesses. Commercial halibut fishermen said the charter fleet has been exceeding its guideline harvest limit, and that it?s about time the IPHC...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/022207/news_0222new003.shtml
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U.S. Commerce, State departments don?t sign off on proposed reduction

...in terms of action,? Leaman said. Leaman visited Homer at the invitation of Don Lane, a longtime Homer commercial halibut fisherman, to talk about the IPHC process. Most of Leaman?s talk had to do with the science behind halibut how...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030207/news_0302new001.shtml
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Two fish, one fish - dead industry?

...to Alaska and spend several hundred or thousands of dollars to catch one halibut per day, he contends. But commercial halibut fishermen like Roland Maw, executive director of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association, are skeptical of such statements...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-09-04/two-fish-one-fish-dead-industry
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Homer council: 'no' on halibut catch plan letter

...Association. "It's not your job. We don't hire you to do fisheries politics." Laukitis pointed out that commercial halibut fishermen also contribute to the economy, with 1.3 million pounds of individual fishing quotas held by 479 local fishermen...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-09-18/homer-council-no-on-halibut-catch-pl
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Recommended halibut limits rattle Homer commercial, charter fleets

...that's probably most important is it just throws everything out," said Buck Laukitis, a longtime Homer commercial halibut fisherman and president of the North Pacific Fisheries Association, a fishing advocacy group. "There is no status quo...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-12-10/recommended-halibut-limits-rattle-ho
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Reduce waste of our halibut

...of the House Resources Committee, was a founding member of the Alaska Marine Conservation Council, was a commercial halibut fisherman from 1974 through 2009, and lives in Homer.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-05-17/reduce-waste-of-our-halibut
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