Alaska Fisheries Report KMXT by Maggie Wall - February 6, 2019 Halibut is in the news this week as American and Canadian policy makers come to agreement on how to manage halibut. We have two reports on how the International Pacific Halibut Commission divvied up the harvest for commercial fishermen. http://kmxt.org/2019/02/alaska-fisheries-report-feb-7-2019/ Alaska Continues to Lead Nation in Volume, Value of Commercial Landings Fishermens News - February 1, 2019 NOAA Fisheries' latest Fisheries of the United States annual national report of US fisheries shows that nationwide commercial harvesters landed 9.9 billion pounds of seafood valued at $5.4 billion in 2017. alaska was first in the nation for volume and value of its commercial landings, and for the 21st consecutive year, Dutch Harbor again led the nation as the port with the highest volume of seafood landed, a total of 769 million pounds valued at $173 million. alaska pollock made up 91.6 percent of the volume and 47.9 percent of the value. Snow crab and king crab accounted for an additional 33.5 percent of the value of Dutch Harbor landings and 1.8 percent of the volume. https://www.fishermensnews.com/story/2019/02/01/features/alaska-continues-to-lead-nation-in-volume-value-of-commercial-landings/578.html Dunleavy’s Fish and Game nominee vows tough stance against federal agencies KCAW by Jacob Resneck - February 5, 2019 The governor’s pick to lead the Alaska Department of Fish and Game told lawmakers he’d push back against federal agencies that interfere with Alaskans’ right to hunt and fish. https://www.kcaw.org/2019/02/05/dunleavys-fish-and-game-nominee-vows-tough-stance-against-federal-agencies/ Federal Register Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/06/2019 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the Pacific cod allocation of the total allowable catch for the Bering Sea Trawl Catcher Vessel A-Season Sector Limitation in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/06/2019-01239/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-pacific-cod-by-catcher-vessels-using-trawl-gear Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/06/2019 NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the A season apportionment of the 2019 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/06/2019-01119/fisheries-of-the-exclusive-economic-zone-off-alaska-reallocation-of-pacific-cod-in-the-bering-sea
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