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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...
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...
UCIDA offers clarification of lawsuit

...the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) set up a process for providing oversight...State stopped following its agreement with NMFS, and actively took the position that it...of 2013, UCIDA filed a lawsuit against NMFS and the Secretary of Commerce, challenging...
Charter group proposes plan to acquire commercial halibut quota

...expectations."As of September 15, 2014, NMFS Restricted Access Management Program processed...National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, report on GAF usage. "These transfers...transferred the IFQ to himself."According to NMFS, Area 2C transfers totaled 29,498 pounds...
Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals

...Region administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS.Jim Balsiger, the Alaska Region NFMS administrator, a particularly hard-hit halibut-dependent community.NMFS Alaska Region Assistant Administrator Glenn Merrill will serve...
NOAA disperses final $13 million for 2012 king salmon disaster a percentage based on their landings history from 2007 to 2011, according to NMFS spokeswoman Julie Speegle.According to information provided by the NMFS, an estimated 443 permit holders from Cook Inlet's East Side setnet fishery were...
Casting shadows during Sunshine Week

...Freedom of Information Act request.Turns out the letter Keltner withheld from a simple inquiry was essentially a form letter from NMFS outlining the process for nominating candidates and a deadline for when materials had to be received. A big nothingburger that...
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...
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...


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