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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...
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...
Bering Sea fishery opens without quotas issued

...National Marine Fisheries Service enforcement official, however, said there's been no change as far as bringing furloughed NMFS workers back to work to set the quotas.Catch limits are set by state fishery managers, but the national agency sets the individual...
Better Sitka fisheries aim of scientist's work

...division of NOAA."My D.C. opportunity is an amazing opportunity for me to be chief of staff for the head scientists for all of NMFS," Moss said.He will be in the position for three months, covering for an administrator who is on maternity leave.Moss...
Conch in the New Year - but for how long?

...any kind, buy responsibly and with sustainability in mind. For information on the Queen conch issue, visit;
A king without a crown: Chinook vulnerable to ocean forces

...Service) will sample chinook salmon from randomly selected observed trips for both pollock and non-pollock trawl vessels. NMFS will not rely on dockside observers for genetic sampling and will instead put all resources toward at-sea coverage, which...
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