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Federal fisheries managers take another look at bycatch

Federal fisheries managers meeting in Anchorage in early April took final action on replacement of American Fisheries Act vessels and greater quota flexibility for the flatfish fleet, and asked for yet another report on king salmon bycatch. The measure approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council was made by Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell. continued

Alaska House bycatch resolution a casualty of Cook Inlet divisions

The Cook Inlet fish wars killed an effort in the Alaska House to ask the North  Pacific Fishery Management Council to address king salmon bycatch in the Gulf of  Alaska and Bering Sea. continued

Hot-button issue of king salmon bycatch will come before fisheries council

In the final day of its December meeting, the council also decided to give the commercial fishing industry more time to work on plans to reduce the incidental catch of chum salmon among the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish fleet. The council asked for a status report on that effort at its April meeting, and may take further action during its October 2013 meeting in Anchorage. An updated analysis will be released for public comment about three weeks before the council takes up either matter. http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/hot-button-issue-king-salmon-bycatch-will-come-fisheries-council