The economic hit is pegged at $85 million for SE trollers of which 85% are AK residents.
AK’s federal fishing priorities outlined by ADF&G Commissioner
Commissioner outlines AK focus for NPFMC in special commentary.
Rules on bycatch, other fishing regs up for changes; Public asked to weigh in
Proposed changes would rein in bycatch; Opponents include AK CDQ groups who say reg changes will cause “industry chaos.”
AK Bycatch Advisory Council holds 2nd meeting on May 23
A dedicated website, FAQs, social media and direct outreach about bycatch in Alaska fisheries are recommended as a start.
Alaska bycatch advisory council out of the gate
“No way the pollock fleet will accept a chum cap,” says Council member Madsen.
Alaskafish.news adds Bycatch Tracker links
Alaska Fish News is a ‘one stop shop’ to track AK fish catches. Now bycatch tallies have been added to the mix.
Wanted: Alaskans to help shape new bycatch rules
Alaskans have a lot to say about bycatch. Will they speak up where it can really make a difference?
Intrafish: AK pollock industry avoids ‘hard cap’ on chum salmon bycatch for now
NPFMC opts for more “self-policing” and “self-regulation” for pollock trawlers instead of a chum cap.
AK Bycatch Advisory Council sets first public meeting
The six-member Council will get to work setting priorities next Friday.
AK trawlers say chum cap “will shut down the pollock fleet entirely”
Trawlers divert bycatch reduction discussions to ‘genetic origins’ of salmon. Do those going without care where the fish originate?