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Revisions to federal fisheries act released for public review

...shares previously, but this does redefine individual fishing quota systems to call them "catch shares.""Our hope would...and Gulf of Mexico councils cannot create a individual fishing quota program unless two-thirds of fishermen eligible to...
Bering Sea fishery opens without quotas issued

...but most of the participating boats remained at dock because federal managers who are supposed to set individual fishing quotas are among workers still furloughed in the government's partial shutdown.Only boats representing a tiny fraction...
Commercial-charter halibut plan released for comment

...the combined limit because it saw growth in the charter sector as cutting into the amount available for individual fishing quota holders.Now, both sectors can weigh in on the plan once again.As of July 9, more than 200 comments had been submitted...
Mixed outlook for fish stocks, new regs

...the past - about 60 percent of the mature male biomass is old shell crab - compared to about 37 percent last year.Fishing quota holders will be able to harvest 59.7 million pounds, while community development quota programs will take the remaining...
Comment sought on new halibut proposal plan

...authorize transfers of commercial halibut Individual Fishing Quota to charter halibut permit holders for harvest by anglers...would have to agree to the sharing of the commercial fishing quota, and if an agreement was reached and approved by NOAA...
Industry, state working to record fish crewmembers

...that could be knocking the crews and their communities out of potentially millions of dollars in grants and potential fishing quotas, according to industry leaders. Existing catch shares for sablefish, halibut and crab are based on a given harvester's...
Halibut harvest issues reviewed

...council's latest action on the charter industry Oct. 5 in Anchorage. "The council in 2000 passed individual (halibut) fishing quotas for charters, and then in 2005, they voted it down. Now the charters feel the council is not capable of making...
Fisherman's day goes from bad to worse

...will be referred to Davis' parole officer. Also found was an alleged excess of 700 pounds of Frary's individual fishing quota for sablefish. NMFS officials seized 1,500 pounds of sablefish from the Sea Hunter and have charged Frary with a...
Fishermen push for Farm Bill benefits

...through the state. He said the loans would be a big deal for those who can't get conventional bank loans. Moreover, fishing quotas aren't real assets, though they may cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Because they represent the...
Public invited to learn more about decision-making process to limit charter anglers

...Homer not only has a large charter fleet, but a large commercial fleet. Homer has 200 fishermen holding individual fishing quota permits that allow them to take up to 5 million pounds of halibut. ?You just have to realize how important it is to...


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