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Halibut bycatch limit reduced by 25 percent in Bering Sea

JUNEAU (AP) - The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is asking pollock and cod trawlers in the Bering Sea to cut halibut bycatch by a fourth.Sunday afternoon's 6-3 vote...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-08/halibut-bycatch-limit-reduced-by-25-
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Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will spend the first four days of its weeklong meeting...coastal representatives sent a letter to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council expressing support for 50 percent halibut bycatch...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-28/alaska-npfmc-members-appeal-recusals
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What others say: Walker may have two more fish seats to fill

...seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. Now he may have to start thinking about new names for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.First, he told previous Board of Fisheries Chair Karl Johnstone in January that he would not be reappointed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-07/what-others-say-walker-may-have-t
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SITKA, Alaska (AP) - Emotions are running high as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council considers a proposal to reduce halibut by-catch in the Bering Sea.Halibut fishermen are pushing the council to reduce...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-07-0
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White House vow to veto fishing law changes sparks fight

...authorizes eight regional fishery management councils, including the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that oversees fishing...proposal is "common sense in fisheries management" and deserves a hard look...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-30/white-house-vow-to-veto-fishing-law-
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Ruffner unanimously passes through first confirmation hearing

...coalition, and the group supports Ruffner. Schmitt said the Board of Fisheries needed to consider science-based fisheries management to form sound state policy."Robert Ruffner is an excellent scientist," Schmitt said.Before the committee...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-03/ruffner-unanimously-passes-through-f
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Refuge Notebook: Learning to be a game warden

...a game warden. They discovered that you need to be a little bit curious, take a keen interest in wildlife and fisheries management, natural resource law enforcement, enjoy interacting with the visiting public, be a quick thinker, and enjoy...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-30/refuge-notebook-learning-to-be-a
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Fish board remains to be filled

...rejection April 19, and Morgan resubmitted his application on April 27. The applicants have varying degrees of fisheries management experience from different sectors of industry. Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, referred to Quintavell as his...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-29/board-seat-open-again-after-ruffners
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Don Young: Setting the record straight on Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization

...supported the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council for creating an unparalleled system of fisheries management. Through foresight and willingness...Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, will not change the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-14/don-young-setting-the-record-stra
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Voices of the Peninsula: Some Alaskans first, some dead last, and most left out

...user groups. Hopefully user groups can agree to damage each other the least amount possible in pursuit of their fishery management and allocative goals. Certainly each user group has different constraints and expectations, most of them reasonable...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-04/voices-of-the-peninsula-some-alas
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