After nearly 10 years of discussion by the NPFMC, trawlers will be held to the same standard as all other AK halibut users.
The IPHC will hold its 100th annual meeting in Anchorage in January where the 2024 Pacific halibut catch limits will be announced.
Artificial Intelligence vastly outperformed humans and provided consistent, reliable crab sex classification.
Donate it? Sell it? Keep it? Talks on utilizing AK bycatch begin on Mon., November 20.
Other Symphony winners will be announced at an awards bash in Juneau on Feb. 21
From Ketchikan to Congress, voices are raising against laws that require wanton waste of AK resources taken as bycatch, primarily by out of state trawlers.
Kodiak and the Westward Region Tanner crab fishery opens on January 15.
The AK Bycatch Advisory Council will get the conversation going at a zoom meeting on Nov. 20. Public can comment.
Focus now is on bycatch of salmon, crab and halibut; herring and other species also will soon be reviewed.
The NPFMC continues to shift the conservation responsibility from trawlers… to Alaska families, rural residents, businesses and fishermen.