Commissioner outlines AK focus for NPFMC in special commentary.
Proposed changes would rein in bycatch; Opponents include AK CDQ groups who say reg changes will cause “industry chaos.”
Oliver, who will take a seat on the NPFMC on June 1, will be among 6 members who represent trawl interests.
NPFMC opts for more “self-policing” and “self-regulation” for pollock trawlers instead of a chum cap.
Trawlers divert bycatch reduction discussions to ‘genetic origins’ of salmon. Do those going without care where the fish originate?
Conflicts of interest, inaction, lack of Native voices -the NPFMC has it all!
Three nominees are forwarded but the ‘preferred’ name always gets the NPFMC seat.
It’s another Seattle trawler example of “conservation is everyone else’s problem.”
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council logo and name appear on promo fliers for a fishery under its jurisdiction.