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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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