Former VP and attorney for AK Native Federation calls for “a long-needed reform of an overly insular and corrupt regulatory system.”
Halibut catch limits will be revealed on Friday; more fish meetings upcoming.
Nearly 170 crabbers from Kodiak and the Westward region will not set out gear when the Tanner fishery opens on Jan. 15.
A cap on chum salmon trawl bycatch is in the mix of “potential” regulatory recommendations.
King crab protections don’t fit ’emergency’ criteria. Business as usual as NPFMC defaults to more studies.
Action plan revealed in late Nov. provided little time for review and decision-making. BOF will revisit in March.
The discussion by a diverse panel will likely be … heated.
Agendas, minutes, audio and presentations for all past meetings are posted. Four task force meetings are scheduled for next week.
But the snow crab stock is “not subject to overfishing,” NPFMC says.
NPFMC opts for “rigorous research” and inclusion of tribal reps on a new “working group.”