Tag Archives: Gulf rationalization

Three from Molly Dischner at Alaska Journal of Commerce – Magnuson-Stevens Act revisions – UFA scallops back on the menu – protections under Gulf rationalization

23523_354387901211_7651997_aMagnuson-Stevens Act revisions focus of fishers in 2014- Bycatch reporting, transparency and the role of the National Environmental Policy Act in fisheries management are among the proposed Magnuson-Stevens Act amendments the North Pacific Fishery Management Council scrutinized during its February meeting. Read here  UFA wants legislature to put scallops back on the menu – The United Fishermen of Alaska are trying to revive the legislative discussion in Juneau about the vessel-based scallop limited entry program as managers and participants prepare for the new open access state-waters fishery that will open July 1. Read here  Stakeholders ponder protections under Gulf rationalization -Fisheries stakeholders gathered Feb. 10 to talk about community protections in the pending Gulf of Alaska rationalization program. Read here 13:52

Skates, crab quota transfers, Gulf rationalization on tap, Molly Dischner – Portland, Ore., meeting Feb. 6-12

npfmcThe North Pacific Fishery Management Council is poised to take final action  on skate habitat designations and community rights for Bering Sea and Aleutian  Island crab fisheries at its Portland, Ore., meeting Feb. 6-12. The council will also talk about a possible rationalization program for the  Central Gulf of Alaska, or GOA. The February agenda includes two discussion  papers on that issue — one on trawl economic data collection, and one on trawl  catch shares. There’s also an agenda item to review the issues that will arise  for Western GOA fishermen as the Central GOA is rationalized, something that the  council has heard testimony on at prior meetings. Read more here