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NPFMC Takes Action on Catch Share Plan

After 27 testifiers during public comment on the Halibut Catch Share Issues (CSP) this afternoon a motion was made by Bill Tweit (WA) that the Council continue support for implementation of the CSP as the best approach to resolve longstanding allocation and management issues between the commercial and charter halibut sectors. How long this process […]

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NPFMC Starts on Halibut Issues

Sunday 12/11/11 The NPFMC took action on 2012 charter management measures to recommend to the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), the first of three issues to be considered. In the IPHC webinar Nov 30th and again in the report today in front of the council, the charter fleet in 2C stair steps back up and […]

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Industry Consensus Developed During RPT on Board of Fish Proposals Affecting the Southeast Alaska Enhanced Allocation Plan

Industry members developed a consensus document adopted by the Joint Regional Planning Team (JRPT) regarding Board of Fish Proposals that affect the Southeast Alaska Enhanced Allocation Plan. Associations involved in the Development of the consensus is SEAS, USAG, ATA, Chum Trollers Association and SEAFA. 2011 RPT Industry Consensus USAG and SEAS also came to a […]

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NSRAA & DIPAC 2012 Preliminary Forecasts

NSRAA 2012 Forecast DIPAC 2012 Chum Forecast DIPAC 2012 Sockeye Forecast

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IPHC Presentations from Staff Catch Limit Recommendations Posted

The webinar presentations that IPHC staff went through prior to announcing the staff recommendations for 2012 are now posted online. IPHC New Relese with 2012 staff recommended Catch Limits 2011 Ciommercial, Sport & Subsistence Halibut Fisheries 2011 Halibut Stock Assessments 2012 IPHC Staff Preliminary Catch Limit Recommendations Harvest Policy Considerations for 2012 The IPHC annual […]

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IPHC Staff Recommendations for 2012

IPHC staff recommendations for 2012 were presented today on a webinar. 2A 989,000 2B 6,633,000 2C 2,624,000 3A 11,918,000 3B 5,070,000 4A 1,567,000 4B 1,869,,000 4CDE 2,465,000 TOTAL 33,135,000 This is a recommendation of 7,935,000 pounds less than 2011 harvest limits. Staff also put on the table that they are considering major changes to the […]

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Salmon Task Force & RPT Meeting, Dates, Agendas

GNTF Agenda 2011 Gillnet Task Force Meeting Dec 6, 9:00 am Sitka Centennial Building PSTF Agenda 2011< Seine Task Force Meeting, Dec 7, 9:00 am Sitka Centennial Building Agenda Regional Planning Team (RPT) Dec 8, Officially start @10:00 am but industry gathering before hand to discuss Board of Fish allocation proposals will occur

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Sustainable U.S. Seafood: A Journey from Sea to Market

NOAA’s Alaska and Northwest regional offices and sciences centers staff recently published a 5-part series on sustainable seafood in The Seattle Times. They created this feature to help educators introduce the complex process of how seafood gets to market. The series was published throughout the week of November 13. The full series plus a Classroom […]

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IPHC Interim Meeting

On Wednesday, November 30th at 1:00 P.M. (PST), there will be a webcast briefing on the stock assessment and staff’s preliminary recommended catch limits for 2012. The webcast is open to the public. To register for the web-cast sign up here

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NPFMC Salmon FMP Analysis Out for Review – Final Action at December Council Meeting

The analysis for the Salmon FMP is up on the Council website and final action is scheduled for the first day of the December Council Meeting. (Dec. 7th) Salmon FMP

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