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Groups ask for reduced king bycatch in the Bering Sea

...for the changes in a Sept. 16 letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and the North Pacific Fishery Management...were instituted.The letter also requests that the Secretary of Commerce and North Pacific council engage in government-to-government...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-20/groups-ask-for-reduced-king-bycatch-
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Seafood industry, delegation seek Russian import ban

...Mark Begich and Rep. Don Young are signing a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.The delegation wrote: "We do not make this request lightly as there is significant seafood trade...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-26/seafood-industry-delegation-seek-rus
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Cook Inlet fishermen to receive $4.6 million in direct aid payments

...and 2012; and the 2012 declaration was made for Cook Inlet, according to a letter from Rebecca Blank, acting secretary of commerce, to Gov. Sean Parnell. Runs on each of those rivers were well below average.When the disaster declaration...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/cook-inlet-fishermen-to-receive-46-m
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Revisions to federal fisheries act released for public review

...information collected can be used for determinations in a catch share program.The changes would also require the Secretary of Commerce to work with the regional councils to develop electronic monitoring regulations within six months of implementation...

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

...largely shut out of the fishing season and the Cook Inlet received a resource disaster designation from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce after low returns of king salmon prompted several closures. "I'm going to push it as far as I can because I...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-26-0
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Questions remain about king counts after Fish and Game shifts to high-tech sonar

...the complete closures ordered by the department that led to an economic disaster being declared by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The ADFG Division of Sport Fish sonar program has been slow to spread across the state, but there are few places...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-07/questions-remain-about-king-counts-a
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Skipper takes NPFMC seat

...Management Council. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez approved...governor and appointed by the secretary of commerce," Dersham said. "I have...would just like to see the Secretary of Commerce have more of an option...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011008/news_4103.shtml
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Resolution not in commercial fishermen's best interest

...Inlet, Prince William Sound and all of coastal Alaska. Commercial fishermen in Cook Inlet filed action with the Secretary of Commerce asking for relief from the State's mismanagement of salmon stocks. UCIDA and other commercial fishing organizations...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/040210/let_599519819.shtml
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Peninsula resident tapped for fishery management council

...probable appointment to the council by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. "I don't play politics," he said. But apparently...and Alaska as a priority," he said. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce will be making the final appointment to the North...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032110/new_499252258.shtml
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Homer council: 'no' on halibut catch plan letter

...directed City Manager Walt Wrede to write the U.S. Secretary of Commerce asking that the findings of a current National Oceanic...Catch Sharing Plan July 21. If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, it would give the guided halibut charter fleet...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-09-18/homer-council-no-on-halibut-catch-pl
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