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Alaskans weigh in on Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization

...reducing bycatch in the federal commercial fisheries. Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association Executive Director Linda Behnken talked about the need to preserve and protect coastal communities when fishery management decisions are made, particularly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-27-4
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Halibut fishermen to see catch cut

...in Areas 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B, and a larger one in 2C. Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association Executive Director Linda Behnken, who served as conference board co-chair, said she thought the CB's proposed catch limits got more consideration...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-26/halibut-fishermen-to-see-catch-cut
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Council shifts halibut to charters

...allocation proposed by Dersham is a "double dip" by the charter fleet that longliners "can't live with," said Linda Behnken of Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association. Behnken pointed to the council analysis that showed Southeast quota...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-04-05/council-shifts-halibut-to-charters
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Halibut charter, bycatch issues get more time

...from commercial quota shareholders, management measures at low levels of abundance and a need for economic analysis. Linda Behnken, executive director of Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association, said NMFS could have resolved the issues that it...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-10-06/halibut-charter-bycatch-issues-get-m
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Final action scheduled for charter-commercial halibut split

...cut. But for the commercial side, it's a way to preserve the investments they made in quota in the 1990s, said Linda Behnken from the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association.In 1995, the charter sector was taking 9 percent of the combined...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-02/final-action-scheduled-for-charter-c
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Council takes final action on catch sharing plan

...the final action represented a loss for their industry. Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association Executive Director Linda Behnken said the final action represented a loss for commercial vessels, but was better than the GHL status quo. The association...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-07/council-takes-final-action-on-catch-
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