Catch Shares for Central Gulf of Alaska Trawl Groundfish Fisheries? Control Date December 31, 2012, for Qualifying Landings

npfmcThe National Marine Fisheries Service published  its intention to work on rationalization for central Gulf of Alaska trawl  groundfish fisheries in the federal register Dec. 26. The Dec. 31 control date was set by the North Pacific Fishery Management  Council. As the council considers a catch share program for the central Gulf of  Alaska, the date will be used to determine catch history. The council has discussed rationalizing the fishery to slow down the fishery  and better enable the trawl fleet to minimize bycatch.  Read the Register. Alaska Journal

The Kiss of Death!

  • Anonymous

    Catch shares are the theft of a public resource. Fight this tooth and nail if you know whats good for you.

  • Alaska Gal

    ‘Better enable the trawl fleet to minimize bycatch’? WTF excuse will they come up with next.