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Ice and weather causing problems for Northern Peninsula crab fishers

In a normal season fish harvester Ronald Patey of Englee would have caught his crab quota by now. However, bad weather and ice are causing problems for crab harvesters on the Northern Peninsula so far this fishing season. Patey of Englee made his first crab-fishing trip on May 17. “It’s unreal how slow going it is,” said Patey. “I believe my first trip last year we hauled up 2,800 pounds. Our first trip this year we hauled up 700 pounds.,,, The situation is a little better for St. Anthony fisherman Jamie Rose. >click to read<20:13

Vessel replacement, Steller sea lions and crab on menu. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets Oct. 3-9 in Anchorage

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which meets Oct. 3-9 in  Anchorage, is poised to act on a vessel replacement plan, as well as discuss  Steller sea lions and the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab and groundfish  fisheries. Halibut management and observation will also be on the table.

The council is slated for final action on a vessel replacement program for  freezer longline licenses authorized for Pacific cod in the Bering Sea and  Aleutian Islands.

Read more: http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/September-Issue-5-2012/Vessel-replacement-Steller-sea-lions-and-crab-on-menu/#ixzz27mGtbFfA