The word ‘bycatch’ does not even appear in the State of AK’s testimony to NOAA about its intent to modernize fishing regs.
Public input is wanted on FAQ ideas, bycatch priorities and ‘roadmap’ for various issues.
Dunleavy crony Porcaro, recipient of a $136,000 state fish job, says ‘they’ didn’t want someone with knowledge of fish”
Porcaro portrayed his lack of fishing knowledge as a plus saying, “They’re looking for somebody that had a lot of broad experience.”
How does the increasing price for salmon roe factor into fishermen’s paychecks?
The group “hopes its report will help benefit Alaska’s salmon resources.” There is “no formal plan at this time for on-going or follow up efforts.”
A mediation process can be put in motion if 930 permit holders, a third of the total drift and setnet fleets, sign the petition.
Group will try to better understand the historic declines of Chinook and chum salmon runs in AYK region in recent years.
Bristol Bay fishermen: “It’s not a sustainable way to do business.”
Anyone using the label for ‘unfair or deceptive’ practice could be fined $10,000.
Bethel joins Tanana Chiefs Conference and Association of Village Council Presidents in federal lawsuits over outdated NOAA fishery guidelines.