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Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals

...manages directed halibut in the North Pacific. The North Pacific council manages bycatch. As the biomass of legally harvestable...reduced bycatch caps, favors voluntary measures.The North Pacific council voted on Feb. 8 to release an amended table of...
Charter group proposes plan to acquire commercial halibut quota

...size limits in 2015.The workgoup will consist of North Pacific council member Ed Dersham as chairman, charter operators...the CATCH proposal, which was introduced to the North Pacific council in October. The workgroup will put together an...
What others say: Walker may have two more fish seats to fill

...Board of Game member Robert "Bob" Mumford on May 18.Now, as this issue of the Journal goes to press, the North Pacific council that governs Alaska's federal fisheries 3 to 200 miles offshore is meeting in Sitka with more than half the agenda...
Council tightens charter halibut rules after 2014 overages

...pounds from 2004 to 2010. In 2014, the charter fleet exceeded their allocations in both 3A and 2C, prompting the North Pacific council to propose the new measures to the International Pacific Halibut Commission.Under the catch sharing plan, charter...
Groups ask for reduced king bycatch in the Bering Sea

...the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.The North Pacific council instituted the current caps under Amendment 91...also requests that the Secretary of Commerce and North Pacific council engage in government-to-government consultations...
Senate fisheries act draft begins circulating

...role in managing fish. The language also calls for an expansion of the Community Development Quota program if the North Pacific council amends the Arctic fishery management plan, or FMP, to allow commercial fishing there. The draft does not provide...
Revisions to federal fisheries act released for public review

...between fishermen and their historic processors for deliveries, but based on the 2009 legal opinion from NOAA, the North Pacific council severed those linkages when it renewed the program.Kodiak processors sued in 2012 to attempt to reverse that...
Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

...gillnets. But Tweit, who is also a member of the North Pacific council, said the conflict has a long history, and both...Fishery Management Council, a counterpart to the North Pacific council governing Alaska waters, also plays a role in overseeing...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Mixed outlook for fish stocks, new regs

...line for another cut, possibly to less than 10 million pounds compared to nearly 12 million pounds in 2012.The North Pacific council is recommending status quo management for the halibut charter industry in Alaska. The status quo measures are...
Begich hooks chairmanship

...he's heard constituent concerns about recent regulations related to the charter halibut industry approved by the North Pacific council that resulted in hundreds of permit denials. Begich stressed that the subcommittee role is not to "circumvent...


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