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Charter group proposes plan to acquire commercial halibut quota

...guides in Areas 2C and 3A to lease commercial Individual Fishing Quota, or IFQ, from commercial shareholders to allow their...charter sector within its annual allocations.Individual Fishing Quota, or IFQ, assigns an individual level of halibut quota...
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...
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...
Fish Council begins process to stabilize crab fisheries

...analysis of several approaches to attain that goal. It is generally accepted by the crab industry that an Individual Fishing Quota program is the preferred approach to rationalizing the Bering Sea crab fisheries. The Council's Crab Rationalization...
Commission looks at charter halibut restrictions

...sector, reducing not only their harvest, but also the value of their quota shares in the commercial halibut individual fishing quota (IFQ) program. Currently, halibut charters, a cornerstone of much of the regional tourism industry, have a two-fish...
Micciche, Wagoner vying for Senate

...Wagoner, 69, is a former educator, businessman, and a commercial fisherman who still holds commercial halibut fishing quota. He was formerly a member of the Kenai City Council and mayor of Kenai. "I don't know what he is going to bring...
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...
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...
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...


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