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Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

...Alaska.In a letter to the project manager for the Susitna-Watana dam, the regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, James Balsiger, said for his agency to effectively review the project, studies must accurately identify...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-30/federal-agency-expresses-concern-wit
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Groups ask for reduced king bycatch in the Bering Sea

...pollock fleet finishes its season. The fleet has caught the majority of its pollock quota for the season, and National Marine Fisheries Service spokeswoman Julie Speegle said in a Sept. 17 email that the fishery was likely to finish within a week or...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-20/groups-ask-for-reduced-king-bycatch-
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Federal judge rules to keep Cook Inlet out of salmon management plan

...Cook Inlet from the salmon fishery management plan. Alaska has managed salmon since statehood, and the National Marine Fisheries Service removed Cook Inlet salmon from the federal fishery management plan, or FMP, after the North Pacific Fishery...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-06-2
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Cook Inlet fishermen to receive $4.6 million in direct aid payments

...relief funding.The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Monday that...2011, according to National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, spokeswoman...information provided by the National Marine Fisheries Service, an estimated 443 permit...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/cook-inlet-fishermen-to-receive-46-m
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Judge orders environmental assessment for observer program

A federal judge ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment...revised observer program was implemented by the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, in 2013. It was intended to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-07/judge-orders-environmental-assessmen
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Commercial fishing groups, feds, testify on salmon management

...regulations of fish in federal waters.The National Marine Fisheries Service, however, specifically excluded Cook Inlet...problems that we need the council and the National Marine Fisheries Service to be weighing in on," said Jason Morgan...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-27/commercial-fishing-groups-feds-testi
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Cook Inlet region to receive $11.1 million in fisheries disaster aid

The National Marine Fisheries Service and other entities have reached a decision on a regional split of the $20.8 million in federal aid for fisheries disasters...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-24/cook-inlet-region-to-receive-111-mil
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Judge allows additional briefs in UCIDA lawsuit

...day-to-day management, there is a federal salmon fishery management plan for most of the state. The National Marine Fisheries Service, however, specifically excluded Cook Inlet salmon from the federal fishery management plan, or FMP, via...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-07-2
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Halibut quota cut again

...catch sharing plan being implemented by the National Marine Fisheries Service this year.The commercial catch for Area...commissioners are Jim Balsiger, who heads the National Marine Fisheries Service in Alaska, and Don Lane, a commercial...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-18/halibut-quota-cut-again
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Fishermen focus on how Fish and Game sets, achieves escapement goals

...University of Washington fisheries professor Ray Hilborn, University of Rhode Island professor Jeremy Collie and National Marine Fisheries Service research biologist Robert Kope each reviewed, and commented, on the reports. Each reviewer's comments were...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-21/fishermen-focus-on-how-fish-and-game
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