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NOAA disperses final $13 million for 2012 king salmon disaster

...million for research in the Cook Inlet, and $700,000 to salmon buyers in the Cook Inlet area. In 2012, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce declared federal fishery disasters for the 2012 Upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries, the 2010-12 Yukon River...
Groups ask for reduced king bycatch in the Bering Sea

...Presidents, or AVCP, and Tanana Chiefs Conference, or TCC, 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...
Seafood industry, delegation seek Russian import ban

...and 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...
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...
Questions remain about king counts after Fish and Game shifts to high-tech sonar

...led to 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...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Comment sought on new halibut proposal plan

...public is allowed to comment on the plan through Sept. 6. Then, the plan will be up for a decision by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. If approved, the plan would be effective as of 2012.
Throw plan back: It's not a keeper

...reason. The proposal raises more questions than it answers.Without clear answers to those questions, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce should either kill the proposal or send the issue of halibut allocation back to the North Pacific Fishery Management...
Homer council right to stay out of fishery fights

...introduced by council member Bryan Zak that would have directed the city manager to ask NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to complete a current socio-economic study of the impact of the Catch Sharing Plan on the charter fleet and...
Council shifts halibut to charters

...37-inch size limit was recommended by the International Pacific Halibut Commission in 2011, and accepted by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, because the council had not suggested anything beyond a one-fish bag limit to hold the Southeast...
Kasilof Community News

...Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission this fall. Now his name is among three recommended by the governor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for appointment to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. That body is responsible for halibut management...


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