Deckhand apprenticeships teach young fishermen the right ways to catch and care for the fishery resources.
Former VP and attorney for AK Native Federation calls for “a long-needed reform of an overly insular and corrupt regulatory system.”
AK funds resulted from a statewide partnership of fishing groups, tribes, university.
Crabbers call it “unbelievable” that an emergency request for a temporary closure was denied “when their denial letter admits that it would have provided benefits to crab.”
AK constitution mandates that the state manages its resources for the benefit of its residents, but politicians & regulators leave local fishermen and businesses behind.
Western AK Native group now can see its “100% Alaska-owned fleet” take off from its homeport in Seattle.
The discussion by a diverse panel will likely be … heated.
Protecting Bristol Bay red king crab? It’s not our problem, say trawlers as a temporary closure is set for a NPFMC vote this week.
“No measures to modify Eastern Bering Sea snow crab bycatch management in the groundfish fisheries are included in this rebuilding analysis.”
Recommendations include a chum salmon bycatch cap, 100% observer coverage in the GOA, a trawl halibut bycatch cap in the GOA and much more.