Town Hall on March 5 is aimed at AK charter operators and recreational fishermen from coastal communities.
Public comments to NPFMC reveal outrage, frustration, no confidence. Read them here —
Several Alaskans will make presentations on “bringing salmon back from the brink” and “the myth of midwater in the AK pollock fishery.”
NPFMC/NOAA plan years of discussion on pelagic trawl “definitions.” Terry Haines explains that “20 crab must be visible!”
The minutes from the first Bycatch Utilization committee meeting show how complex the issue is.
“Further reductions are likely,” says IPHC. “Every voice supported following the science.”
Loaded NPFMC agenda: red king crab protections, trawl definition changes, GOA Tanner crab, CI salmon harvest specs
Read the discussion papers for all of the NPFMC agenda items. Now’s the time to comment!
Bycatch by trawlers is not considered under “potential impacts of salmon production” in the draft report nor in “data gaps.”
For the first time, a portion of the BOF meeting was dedicated to traditional knowledge.
Halibut 100 years ago laid the foundation for all regional fishery management organizations active today.