OPINION: Alaska Reps Want Maximum Reduction of Halibut Bycatch, Urge State to Choose Alt. 4
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) has hardly been an Alaska household name, but we think it should become one. The 11-member Council makes fisheries policy for the North Pacific Ocean that greatly shapes Alaskans’ livelihoods and lives, including an awfully big decision in the coming days that all Alaskans should know about.
This decision is an “all the marbles” decision to reduce — or to fail to reduce — how much halibut the Seattle-based Bering Sea groundfish trawl fishery can catch and discard ...
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