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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-16
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-26/revisions-to-federal-fisheries-act-r
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-30/alaska-salmon-management-a-unique-pr
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-29/mixed-outlook-for-fish-stocks-new-re
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North Pacific council working on chinook bycatch protection

Chinook and chum could receive a little extra protection in federal waters when work continues on salmon bycatch efforts. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council agreed Dec.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-15/north-pacific-council-works-on-chino
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Op-Ed: Moving forward in the Gulf: Reduce bycatch but protect Alaska's communities

...to address these bycatch concerns. One way the North Pacific Council has decided to do this is through a new management...coastal communities.You can submit letters to the North Pacific Council through Tuesday, January 29 about the Gulf catch...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-01-27/op-ed-moving-forward-in-the-gulf-
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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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030111/new_792911455.shtml
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Council shifts halibut to charters

...shareholders is $140 million or more. The commercial fleet agreed to the logbook-adjusted allocations during the North Pacific council's Advisory Panel discussion as a compromise to move the CSP forward, and it had unanimous support. In fact...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-04-05/council-shifts-halibut-to-charters
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Cod fisheries face future of uncertainty

...remain, which would give the latter group a higher percentage of the quota. And depending on what course the North Pacific council takes, environmental groups could decide to sue again. At least one, Greenpeace, has said publicly that it...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/123100/new_1231000004.shtml
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Council fast-tracks king bycatch regs

...pursuing protection for the non-ESA listed, but declining, Alaska chinook stocks. Analysis provided to the North Pacific council revealed a record amount of chinook salmon bycatch in 2010, with an estimated 51,258 fish taken by trawl gear...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122210/new_760118489.shtml
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