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New group defends Treadwell in setnet ban initiative case

...has a statewide focus. Board members include Kodiak setnetter and North Pacific Fishery Management Council member Duncan Fields, United Fishermen of Alaska President and Cordova District Fishermen United President Jerry McCune and Trident Seafood...
Council approves cut in halibut bycatch

...council to take a decisive and meaningful action. "This motion shows the council is willing to step up," said member Duncan Fields of Kodiak, adding the action was "consistent with the conservation requirements" of the Magnuson Stevens Act national...
Feds talk fish: Council keeps Gulf chinook restrictions on fast track

...average chinook bycatch gulfwide -- would be easier to manage among the central and western fleets, council member Duncan Fields of Kodiak said, "by definition reduction is uncomfortable." Bonney countered that the trade-off of a more restrictive...
Peninsula resident tapped for fishery management council

...said. But apparently that does not matter to Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell. Parnell forwarded the names of Hubbard and Duncan Fields of Kodiak to Washington, D.C., as his preferred nominations to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council on...
Halibut charter, bycatch issues get more time

...The PSC limits haven't been revised for some 25 years, and the council was facing strong pressure to act. Members Duncan Fields and Sam Cotten expressed some disappointment the council was not moving toward reducing PSC limits in December, but...
North Pacific council working on chinook bycatch protection

...practicable and also to minimize the adverse affects in our action on fishing communities," Campbell said. Council member Duncan Fields offered the amendment, which the council approved, to add the suboption to look at apportioning based on historical...
Council fast-tracks king bycatch regs

...industry that we are not serious as a council about reducing chinook bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska," said council member Duncan Fields of Kodiak. "I don't believe the 30,000 cap is sufficient incentive for co-ops to reduce bycatch." The long-term...
Federal sea lion proposal criticized by Kodiak fishermen

...two days of (processing pollock) for the town,'' Burch said. The cod pot fleet also has been devastated, said Duncan Fields, consultant for the Alaska Coastal Community Coalition, an organization that represents village concerns. ''This...


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