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Better alternatives to fisheries observer program

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) recently approved a restructured observer program that extends observer coverage to Alaska's small boat fleet. With the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) taking over observer deployment, the industry-funded restructured program increases the cost of an observer day from the current $400 to approximately $1,000.

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Council fast-tracks king bycatch regs

...fourth straight year. "We think it's gone unaddressed for far too long," said Jeff Stephan of the United Fishermen's Marketing Association of Kodiak. "We believe the cumulative impacts since the 1980s with joint-venture fisheries are coming...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122210/new_760118489.shtml
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