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Federal judge rules to keep Cook Inlet out of salmon management plan

...EEZ, offshore from Alaska if federal oversight of salmon management was removed. Burgess disagreed. "The court finds that NMFS adequately considered the risks of unregulated fishing in the EEZ and concluded that risk to be minimal, in compliance with...
Sportfish reps, NMFS agree one-fish limit isn't on table

...National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, received about 4,123 comments on the...made it in before the Aug. 26 deadline. NMFS is tasked with responding to those comments...successfully stopping it in 2011 by flooding NMFS with comments. NMFS subsequently told...
Judge orders environmental assessment for observer program

...National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, in 2013. It was intended to increase...Magnuson-Stevens Act by failing to consider that."NMFS must prepare a supplemental EA that addresses...Company's request to overturn the program."NMFS could not ignore the fact that if costs...
Cook Inlet fishermen to receive $4.6 million in direct aid payments

...National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, spokeswoman Julie Speegle.According...disaster. According to the announcement from NMFS, Pacific States is developing a second...developed by the several organizations, and NMFS expects to award that grant in the coming...
Fishery disaster fund plan moving forward

...owners who fished during the disaster, but that the exact criteria - and the size of each payment - are still being determined.NMFS spokeswoman Julie Speegle said an announcement on the fishery disaster fund payments was expected during the week of August 18...
Better alternatives to fisheries observer program

...the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) taking over observer deployment, the...Seattle to Kodiak signed a letter asking NMFS for programmatic changes to control costs...delayed deployment on small vessels until NMFS resolves outstanding deployment issues...
Many problems with king run, but few tears shed

...perceived fiscal peril this year. Last year about four hundred halibut charter captains had their livelihoods ruined when NOAA/NMFS eliminated about a third of the charter fleet. That makes for more than just a bad year ... more like a change in career paths...
Cook Inlet region to receive $11.1 million in fisheries disaster aid

...poor salmon runs in 2012, according to NMFS spokeswoman Julie Speegle. Those in the...Inlet's 2012 salmon fisheries.Now, NMFS is working with 11 representative organizations...the public," Speegle wrote.In March, NMFS proposed 10 representative groups help...
Disaster funds split unresolved

...National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, is working with those two entities to...Congress appropriated the money, and NMFS will work with interested parties and Alaska's...develop a spending plan. According to NMFS Alaska Region spokeswoman Julie Speegle...
Fish board actions do little to conserve kings

...offshore fisheries. Scientific studies show that minimal interception actually occurs. (Google: NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-AFSC-244). Others suggest that Cook Inlet set net interception is the culprit, but science does not support this theory...


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