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.
AK Board of Fisheries, Halibut Commission, NPFMC face challenging agendas.
From 1991: The more things change, the more they stay the same …
Grants are for individuals, non-profits, municipalities and businesses involved in fishing and maritime industries.
An Action Plan to protect Chinook salmon could dominate the BOF agenda.
OBI Seafoods donates to Pedro Bay Rivers Project to permanently conserve 44,000 acres of salmon habitat.
NOAA had no authority from Congress to require fishermen to pay for onboard observers but went ahead anyway, says legal team.
Bristol Bay fishermen received a higher price for their sockeye salmon than the statewide average.