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#10-09-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

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Crab on the table
MOLLY DISCHNER
Oct 8, 2012 - 08:25 PM
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council took up Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab management issues Oct. 7 and 8 as part of its meeting in Anchorage. The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, or BSAI, crab issues included initial review of changes to right of first refusal for designated community entities when processor quota share, or PQS, could be sold out of the community, two items regarding crab price arbitration, changes to crab economic data reporting, and a report on several crab stocks...... http://www.alaskajournal.com/Blog-Fish-Bytes/April-2012/Crab-on-the-table/

NPFMC reaches compromise on halibut harvesting
Posted 10/08/2012
by - Margaret Bauman
Federal fisheries managers have approved a new halibut catch sharing plan that boosts the allocation to charter vessels at the expense of the longline fleet. The stated purpose of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's action on Oct. 5 in Anchorage is to create a halibut catch sharing plan that establishes a clear allocation, with sector accountability, between the commercial setline and charter halibut sectors in area 2C, in Southeast Alaska, and area 3A, in Southcentral Alaska. Compared to the catch sharing plan previously adopted by the federal council in 2008, area 2C longliners lost 0.8 percent to 1.0 percent of the combined catch limit, depending on abundance levels, to the charter vessels. In area 3A, commercial harvesters lost 3.5 percent of the combined catch limit to charter vessels at the combined catch limit, below 20 million pounds.... http://www.thecordovatimes.com/article/1241npfmc-reaches-compromise-on-halibut

Proposed cuts again leave Alaska charter boats dangling like halibut
Craig Medred | Oct 08, 2012
Once more the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, a government entity dominated by commercial fishermen, has voted to slash the halibut catch of charter anglers in Alaska. What happens next remains to be seen. A similar council action was vetoed by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) last year after charter boat skippers from coastal communities protested the lack of analysis of likely economic fallout in small, tourism-dependent towns. Whether federal overseers in the nation's capital will find the latest council action acceptable is unknown. The council voted 10-1 to reduce by about a quarter the allowable charter catch in Southcentral and by a third in Southeast. Alaska Department of Fish and Game halibut biologist Scott Meyer said.... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/proposed-cuts-again-leave-alaska-charter-boats-dangling-halibut

Begich addresses looming budget cuts
by Sarah Cuiksa
October 8, 2012 2:33 PM
Alaska’s junior Senator Mark Begich said there’s one, fundamental issue in Congress that needs addressing right now, besides the polarization of political parties. That issue is the need for an economic plan. Huge budget cuts — more than $1 trillion worth – will automatically go into effect in January if Congress fails to create a plan by then. Congress’ continual delay in doing so is what Begich said is his big concern...... http://www.krbd.org/2012/10/08/begich-addresses-looming-budget-cuts/

Coast Guard tells boaters prepare for emergencies
Posted 10/09/2012
by - Cordova Times Staff
Coast Guard officials are urging boaters to always be prepared for unexpected emergencies at sea. That advice comes after a summer when Coast Guard Sector Anchorage alone conducted 74 search and rescue operations, with 26 lives saved, 262 lives assisted and... http://www.thecordovatimes.com/article/1241coast-guard-tells-boaters-prepare-for
















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