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Fish board adjusts commercial regulations in lower Cook Inlet

Lower Cook Inlet commercial fishermen will see some changes in the boundaries for certain fisheries next year.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-14/fish-board-adjust-commercial-regulat
News
Time to get a handle on bycatch numbers

...observer, the data may not be representative of how much waste is actually occurring. Organizations like the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and concerned small-boat fishermen had hopes that the restructured program would greatly improve our...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-10-03/time-to-get-a-handle-on-bycatch-n
Opinion
Halibut bycatch

Something big is coming up, and I don't mean a halibut. After years of study and foot-dragging, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) is finally considering reducing the outrageous amount of halibut bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-05-11/halibut-bycatch
Outdoors
Reduce waste of our halibut

Waste of our Alaskan fishery resources is in the news again as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council approaches its June 6 meeting. A proposal has finally reached the table to reduce bycatch by 15 percent. Bycatch is the allowed death and wastage of halibut from fisheries. I call this a mild reduction but there are two other options that would reduce the kill rate by only 10 percent or even a meager 5 percent.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-05-17/reduce-waste-of-our-halibut
Opinion
Op-Ed: Moving forward in the Gulf: Reduce bycatch but protect Alaska's communities

...Donkersloot grew up in Naknek and earned a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of British Columbia studying catch share programs internationally. She is the Fisheries Program Director for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-01-27/op-ed-moving-forward-in-the-gulf-
Opinion
Lucky Unalaska woman wins big

...raffle, and was a cool $5,000 richer. Then, it happened again. A week ago, her ticket was drawn in the Alaska Marine Conservation Council raffle, and wham, she was $10,000 wealthier. ''I'm embarrassed,'' said Donaldson. ''I...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111300/ala_111300alapm0150001.shtml
alaska
Congress weighs issue of fishing quotas as moratorium expires

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the federal moratorium on fishing quotas expires Monday after six years, fishermen, conservationists, processors and others are waiting to see if Congress will extend it.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/100102/ala_100102ala0020001.shtml
Scalzi to face election challenge

...grown children. He has never held public office but is a member of several organizations, including the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and the United Fishermen of Alaska.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/050102/new_0501020002.shtml
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