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Revisions to federal fisheries act released for public review

...act because processors have been eligible for harvest shares previously, but this does redefine individual fishing quota systems to call them "catch shares.""Our hope would be that the final Bill will include broader authority for the Councils...
Fleet fix: Council revamps observer program

...Vessel Owners Association, which lobbied the council for a lower ex-vessel fee for halibut and sablefish boats. The quota system for halibut and sablefish, known as IFQ, already requires quota holders to pay an ex-vessel fee to support costs...
Chasing the dream

...qualifying," Knight said. "Right now, there is not a lot of opportunity for anyone." The final calculation of the quota system will be made on Jan. 28. Knight said he expects the United States to gain a few more spots. The full Olympic team...
Diversity key to success for Ninilchik processor

...big and commercial fishing is not near the size it used to be." Berger cited the advent of the individual fishing quota system in the mid-90s as a turning point for processors. The IFQ fishery has extended the fishing season from March 15 to...
Debate rages on over Title IX as it turns XXX

...summary judgment in its suit against the Department of Education. The suit asserts that Title IX has deteriorated into a quota system. ''We are for Title IX,'' said Leo Kocher, wrestling coach at the University of Chicago and president of the...
Alaska still top fishing state: Salmon fisheries provide most jobs

...with short season openings, at times less than 24 hours long, drawing fierce competition. The individual fishing quota system implemented in 1995 resulted in volume-controlled long season fisheries. In 2007, the halibut harvest season ran...


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