Alaska fishing groups protest expanded observers program Ketchican, Alaska

“A lot of Alaska fishermen are sitting here saying this program, which is  scheduled to start in a month, is extremely onerous for the small  community-based boats and doesn’t contain the logistical detail that we need to  know – and didn’t have input on – in order to minimize the impact on our  businesses,” Falvey said.
The new program will include commercial boats  under 60 feet. For 2013, vessels under 40 feet will remain exempt.
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