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Halibut quota cut again

...Alverson, one of three American commissioners, made the motion for the catch limit.The other American commissioners are Jim Balsiger, who heads the National Marine Fisheries Service in Alaska, and Don Lane, a commercial fishermen who lives in Homer...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-18/halibut-quota-cut-again
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North Pacific council working on chinook bycatch protection

...division to get there." Glenn Merrill, sitting in for National Marine Fisheries Service Alaska Region Administrator Jim Balsiger, said the agency is always supportive of reducing bycatch, but would need to find ways to address enforcement and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-15/north-pacific-council-works-on-chino
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Transparency tops proposed IPHC changes

...will be determined by when new commissioners are seated. National Marine Fisheries Service Alaska Region Administrator Jim Balsiger, the designated government representative and the only U.S. commissioner not up for re-nomination, has said he'd...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-05-13/transparency-tops-proposed-iphc-chan
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Council approves cut in halibut bycatch

...percent in year four. That amendment earned the support of National Marine Fisheries Service Alaska Region Administrator Jim Balsiger, who said would help the trawl fleet because the council hadn't given it the "tools" to reduce bycatch through...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-06-09/council-approves-cut-in-halibut-byca
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Fleet fix: Council revamps observer program

...and when observers are deployed and make statistically reliable estimates on vessels and processing plants," said Jim Balsiger, Alaska regional director for NMFS. "It will provide the control and flexibility to address problems with bias we've...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/110810/new_732996443.shtml
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