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#09-26-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Deckboss: UFA's internal debate
United Fishermen of Alaska, the state's top commercial fishing group, has been looking since July for a new executive director. Naturally, we're all wondering how the search is going. Deckboss can provide a little insight in the form of a "confidential" email that came his way today. The email is "inside baseball," to some degree, but I expect most readers can follow it. So here it is:
Subject: UFA Exective Director selection process and list of applicants--draft memo
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:39:31 -0800
From: Roland Maw
To: Undisclosed Recipients
UFA Board:...

Dear Jane (Lubchenco) #NOAA
Last month, three independent experts sharply criticized a federal "biological opinion" on the Steller sea lion. The National Marine Fisheries Service had used the controversial BiOp as the basis for restricting commercial catches in the western and central Aleutians. The intent is to leave more cod and other fish in....

The Sockeye Run to Egegik Came in 6% Below the Forecast This Year
The sockeye run to the Egegik District this summer came in 6-percent below the preseason forecast and the harvest was 9-percent below the forecast. KDLG's Mike Mason looked over the numbers for Egegik and filed this report. (2:45).....