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Alaska's fishing fatalities dropping

...The deadliest catch is getting a lot less deadly.Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard reported to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that for the first time in known history, no one died on the job while commercial fishing in Alaska...
Kenai Chamber honors community leaders

...fisheries for over 40 years including 30 years of fisheries management at the Board of Fisheries and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council." The highly coveted Log Cabin Award was presented at the 4th of July Parade to Scott Hamann who was...
Halibut bycatch limit reduced by 25 percent in Bering Sea

JUNEAU (AP) - The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is asking pollock and cod trawlers in the Bering Sea to cut halibut bycatch by a fourth.Sunday afternoon's 6-3 vote didn't...
Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will spend the first four days of its weeklong meeting in Sitka beginning June 3 deciding on a series of deep cuts in the halibut...
What others say: Walker may have two more fish seats to fill

...single seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. Now he may have to start thinking about new names for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.First, he told previous Board of Fisheries Chair Karl Johnstone in January that he would not be reappointed...

SITKA, Alaska (AP) - Emotions are running high as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council considers a proposal to reduce halibut by-catch in the Bering Sea.Halibut fishermen are pushing the council to reduce how much...
White House vow to veto fishing law changes sparks fight

...miles off the U.S. coast, and authorizes eight regional fishery management councils, including the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that oversees fishing in the waters off the Alaska coast. It was first passed in 1976 and most recently...
Don Young: Setting the record straight on Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization

...and Management Act (MSA).To set the record straight, I have always applauded and supported the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council for creating an unparalleled system of fisheries management. Through foresight and willingness, our...
Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

...destroyed because of this lack of activity."The groups made the request in a letter sent this week to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which is looking at the issue in Anchorage next week. The reduction is among alternatives proposed...
Charter group proposes plan to acquire commercial halibut quota

...bigger piece of the fishery on the other side of the Alaska Peninsula.During its February meeting, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council finalized a working group to complete an initial analysis of CATCH, a program that would potentially...


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