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Groups ask for reduced king bycatch in the Bering Sea

...asked for the changes in a Sept. 16 letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.The North Pacific council instituted the current caps under Amendment 91.According to the letter...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-20/groups-ask-for-reduced-king-bycatch-
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Federal judge rules to keep Cook Inlet out of salmon management plan

...Fisheries Service removed Cook Inlet salmon from the federal fishery management plan, or FMP, after the North Pacific Fishery Management Council unanimously voted in December 2011 to officially delegate that authority to the Alaska Department of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-06-2
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Judge orders environmental assessment for observer program

...account for the most catch and bycatch."In a formal statement, NMFS said it would work closely with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and stakeholders to improve the observer program."We are pleased with the court's decision to uphold...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-07/judge-orders-environmental-assessmen
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Commercial fishing groups, feds, testify on salmon management

...salmon from the federal fishery management plan, or FMP, via Amendment 12.In December 2011, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council unanimously voted to officially have Alaska Department of Fish and Game manage Cook Inlet, Prince William...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-27/commercial-fishing-groups-feds-testi
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Senate fisheries act draft begins circulating

...being taken through Begich's fisheries staffer Bob King. Begich spoke briefly about the draft at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's meeting in Anchorage on April 14. Since this draft was released, Begich said his office had received...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-16
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New group defends Treadwell in setnet ban initiative case

...RFAA is registered in Kenai, but has a statewide focus. Board members include Kodiak setnetter and North Pacific Fishery Management Council member Duncan Fields, United Fishermen of Alaska President and Cordova District Fishermen United President...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-06/new-group-defends-treadwell-in-setne
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Alaskans weigh in on Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization

...Council Presidents Director of Natural Resources Tim Andrew asked the committee to add a tribal seat to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and include the word subsistence throughout the MSA. Andrew spoke on behalf of almost 100 tribes in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-27-4
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Revisions to federal fisheries act released for public review

...released with the draft.One such change would allow regional fishery management councils - such as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council - to phase rebuilding plans in over a three-year period "to lessen economic harm to fishing communities...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-26/revisions-to-federal-fisheries-act-r
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Management challenge: 'fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...The United Cook Inlet Drift Association continued its lawsuit against the federal government after the North Pacific Fishery Management Council officially turned over salmon management in all Alaska waters (other than Southeast) to the state in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-14/management-challenge-fish-wars-escal
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Fish board adjusts commercial regulations in lower Cook Inlet

...largely in response to federal action to rationalize the Gulf of Alaska, an effort being undertaken by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in a bycatch management package. Currently, the council discussion revolves around a catch share program...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-14/fish-board-adjust-commercial-regulat
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