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Halibut quota cut again

...setting the catch limit each year.For Area 3A, or the western Gulf of Alaska including Homer, Seward, Valdez and Kodiak...pounds, up from 2.97 million pounds in 2013? 3B (Western Gulf of Alaska): 2.84 million pounds, down from 4.29...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-18/halibut-quota-cut-again
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No changes to Cook Inlet cod fishery

...the GHL will increase from 25 to 30 percent of the western Gulf of Alaska ABC. Proposals had asked for the increase...fishermen will likely see a smaller TAC for the federal western Gulf of Alaska fishery as a result of the change.For the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-21/no-changes-to-cook-inlet-cod-fishery
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A king without a crown: Chinook vulnerable to ocean forces

...ocean conditions or distant coastal fisheries where both stocks might be present, such as areas off Kodiak and in the western Gulf of Alaska," he said. When it comes to fisheries in Alaska, fishing pressure is consistently put "on two-, three...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-28/a-king-without-a-crown-chinook-vulne
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Final action set for trawl fleet king salmon bycatch limit

...the limit between the central and western Gulf, operational type, timing of...fisheries. Both the central and western Gulf of Alaska could be included in...been delivering to tenders in the western Gulf rather than Kodiak processors...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-02/final-action-set-for-trawl-fleet-kin
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Mixed outlook for fish stocks, new regs

...prosecuting that fishery will see their first full year under the new king salmon cap, which limits the central and western Gulf of Alaska fleets to 25,000 fish split between the winter and fall seasons.The National Marine Fisheries Service...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-29/mixed-outlook-for-fish-stocks-new-re
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With Kulluk grounding, we've been warned

...weather just outside of Hinchinbrook Entrance - where loaded tankers leave the Sound - is common, more so than in the western Gulf of Alaska where the Shell rig ran into trouble. That's why meteorologists nicknamed the northeast Gulf of Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-01-15/with-kulluk-grounding-weve-been-w
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Feds talk fish: Council keeps Gulf chinook restrictions on fast track

...every fish," Krueger said. The western Gulf fleet numbers about 25 boats...total of 31,647 and the 2010 western Gulf total of 31,581. The 2007 total...2010 total exceeds the sum for the western Gulf for the previous nine years. The...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021511/new_786029776.shtml
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Fishermen call for solutions

...be catching many kings this year either, because returns have been extremely low to river systems in the central and western Gulf of Alaska. But while king salmon returns have declined, the bycatch of kings in Gulf trawl fisheries has risen dramatically...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/040311/ope_809713904.shtml
Opinion
Light earthquake reported near Kodiak

...earthquake Thursday afternoon was felt on Kodiak Island. The quake, centered about 25 miles southeast of Kodiak in the western Gulf of Alaska, occurred at 12:38 p.m., according to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. The earthquake had a magnitude...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/031700/ala_031700ala013.shtml
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Council fast-tracks king bycatch regs

...percent on vessels of less than 60 feet; and the potential to create mandatory bycatch cooperatives in the Central and Western Gulf to regulate fishing behavior in a derby-style fishery. A hard cap for a prohibited species catch shuts down the fishery...

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