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Halibut bycatch limit reduced by 25 percent in Bering Sea

...trawlers. The area, called the Amendment 80 fleet, is where the reduction will be enforced.The International Pacific Halibut Commission estimates 93 percent of halibut caught in the Bering Sea will be bycatch, up from 70 percent in 2014.Bycatch...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-08/halibut-bycatch-limit-reduced-by-25-
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Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals

...package in April that would have lowered the fleet's hard cap from the original motion.The International Pacific Halibut Commission manages directed halibut in the North Pacific. The North Pacific council manages bycatch. As the biomass of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-28/alaska-npfmc-members-appeal-recusals
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Every halibut counts

...captains volunteered for an industry advisory group and, working with scientists from ADFG and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, drafted a short list of easily-adopted methods that will help protect the halibut resource for the future...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-07/every-halibut-counts
Letters
Maw under investigation over residency

...Massachusetts residency tax exemption benefits. He had been vying for the Alaska resident position on the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The Alaska Democratic Party scoured tax breaks Sen. Dan Sullivan received for his Maryland home during the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-24/maw-under-investigation-over-residen
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Maw under investigation over residency

...Massachusetts residency tax exemption benefits. He had been vying for the Alaska resident position on the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The Alaska Democratic Party scoured tax breaks Sen. Dan Sullivan received for his Maryland home during the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-24/maw-under-investigation-over-residen
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Alaska halibut catch sees first increase in a decade

...Alaska - Fishermen in Alaska will have access to slightly more halibut this year than last. The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a total catch in Alaska of 21.215 million pounds, up from...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-31
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Voices of the Peninsula: Connecting the coast: bycatch in the Bering Sea

...world of fish, the more complex but interconnected it revealed itself to be. Research from the International Pacific Halibut Commission, conducted since the 1920s, has revealed significant information about the lifestyle of the flatfish. Halibut...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-29/voices-of-the-peninsula-connectin
Opinion
Council tightens charter halibut rules after 2014 overages

...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 management is determined on an annual basis each December based on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-22/council-tightens-charter-halibut-rul
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Another year of halibut quota cuts on the table

Pacific halibut fishermen could have a reduced catch next year if the International Pacific Halibut Commission opts to go with the "blue-line" projection released Dec. 2, but Alaskan fishermen in some areas may see a slightly higher...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-02/another-year-of-halibut-quota-cuts-o
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Halibut quota cut again

...fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula will see a reduced catch in 2014 under limits announced Friday at the International Pacific Halibut Commission's annual meeting.The commission is the six-member body charged with regulating the halibut fishery from...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-18/halibut-quota-cut-again
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