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Halibut bycatch limit reduced by 25 percent in Bering Sea

...Two council members were recused from the vote because of their jobs in the fishing industry.The National Marine Fisheries Service says halibut bycatch makes up about 3.24 percent of the total amount of fish caught in Alaska's largest segment...

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

...representatives, one for an Oregon representative, and one for the Alaska Region administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS.Jim Balsiger, the Alaska Region NFMS administrator, will also be removed from the final vote. Balsiger's...

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

...Alaska's majority voting block on the council and essentially makes the federal designated rep from National Marine Fisheries Service the swing vote on any decision.By law, the appointees to the council must be drawn from industry stakeholders...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-07/what-others-say-walker-may-have-t
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Sport fishermen slow to respond with applications for $4.6 million in fisheries disaster aid

...fisheries; $7.8 million was distributed to commercial salmon fishermen in 2014. At the time National Marine Fisheries Service Spokeswoman Julie Speegle said Cook Inlet commercial fishermen received a $2,000 fixed payment, plus a percentage...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-27/sport-fishermen-slow-to-respond-with
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Fishermen fear looming cost of at-sea monitors

...out of business this year.Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service said the money it had been using to pay for the monitors - trained workers who collect data on fishing trips - will...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-05/fishermen-fear-looming-cost-of-at-se
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Judge orders environmental assessment for observer program

A federal judge ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment...observer program was implemented by the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, in 2013. It was intended to increase...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-07/judge-orders-environmental-assessmen
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Cook Inlet fishermen to receive $4.6 million in direct aid payments

...funding.The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Monday that $7...according to National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, spokeswoman Julie...provided by the National Marine Fisheries Service, an estimated 443 permit holders...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/cook-inlet-fishermen-to-receive-46-m
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Cook Inlet region to receive $11.1 million in fisheries disaster aid

The National Marine Fisheries Service and other entities have reached a decision on a regional split of the $20.8 million in federal aid for fisheries disasters...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-24/cook-inlet-region-to-receive-111-mil
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NOAA disperses final $13 million for 2012 king salmon disaster

...commercial businesses," said Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service regional administrator Jim Balsiger. "Funds slated...fishery disaster relief funding.The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Aug. 18, 2014, that $7.8 million...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-13/noaa-disperses-final-13-million-for-
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UCIDA offers clarification of lawsuit

...clarification on the nature of this litigation.After the passage of the Magnuson Stevens Act in 1976, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) set up a process for providing oversight of fisheries that fell under the Act. The North Pacific Fishery...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-31/ucida-offers-clarification-of-law
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