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Charter group proposes plan to acquire commercial halibut quota

...commercial Individual Fishing Quota, or IFQ, from commercial shareholders to allow...allocations.Individual Fishing Quota, or IFQ, assigns an individual level of halibut...transfers totaling 41,152 (pounds) of IFQ to 43 different charter halibut permit holders...
Voices of the Peninsula: Connecting the coast: bycatch in the Bering Sea

...environment that sustains us is a plague that has led to the collapse of fisheries all around the world. To the 2,714 halibut IFQ holders aboard the 1,157 vessels that fish it; the 77 registered buyers of halibut in the 32 communities where those fish...
Black cod season wraps up

...managers will evaluate the fishery to work out the 2002 quota. IFQ shareholders this year fell short of the 29 million pound allocation...National Marine Fisheries Service, said he believes the black cod IFQ system is working well. ''I think that people are used to...
Letters to the Editor

...halibut charter individual fish quota (IFQ) program. It is clear to me that Ken Duffy's...governor's opposition to the halibut charter IFQ program. Mr. Duffy is obviously willing...guideline harvest level (GHL) over the IFQ program demonstrates pure ignorance of the...
Fish Council begins process to stabilize crab fisheries

...Council's Crab Rationalization Committee has developed elements of an IFQ program for analysis. They propose a program consisting of three...processors, as well as on fishing fleets. While most agree that an IFQ program based on fishing history would create a slower and safer...
Fleet fix: Council revamps observer program

...system for halibut and sablefish, known as IFQ, already requires quota holders to pay...1.5 percent during 2007 and 2008. The IFQ fleet argued in public testimony that existing...proposed 2 percent ex-vessel fee, the IFQ fleet suggested applying only half that...
Two fish, one fish - dead industry?

...have suffered decreasing levels of individual fishing quota - or IFQ - in both areas. Since 2003, area 3A has seen a 37-percent...doing it." Maw said about half of UCIDA members hold halibut IFQ. He said the organization would formally support the measure...
Final action scheduled for charter-commercial halibut split

...program, as discussed at the last council meeting, would allow IFQ shareholders to lease their quota to charter operators. The...year's size data, and would be limited to leasing 10 percent of IFQ holdings or 1,500 pounds in Area 2C, and 15 percent of 1...
Council takes final action on catch sharing plan

...plan. He cited the numbers the Individual Fishing Quota, or IFQ, holders cited as their losses, but also recognized where the...Bill Burke told the council he fishes out of Homer, and has IFQ in both 3A and 3B. Over the years, as the value of his quota...
Commission looks at charter halibut restrictions

...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 daily bag...


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