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Friday, February 9, 2024

Alaska Pot Half Full: Cordova boats find success in Kodiak crab despite uncertainties Cordova Times by Kinsey Brown - February 6, 2024 As crab fisheries around the state become increasingly unstable over the last two years, fishermen have found reliable opportunities in Kodiak. Fishing Far into the Future Crew training aims to hook a new generation Alaska Business by Dimitra Lavrakas - February 2024Thirty years ago, all a young person needed to fish commercially was a boat, some gear, and a sense of adventure. According to the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA), young fishermen today face staggering entry costs, high operating costs, and a level of risk that is equivalent to buying a starter hotel. Federal Register Pacific Halibut Fisheries of the West Coast; 2024 Catch Sharing Plan and Recreational Fishery Management Measures A Proposed Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/09/2024NMFS proposes to approve changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. In addition, NMFS proposes to implement new management measures for the 2024 recreational fisheries in Area 2A that are not implemented through the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). These measures include the recreational fishery seasons and subarea allocations for Area 2A. This action would also add a new inseason management provision to transfer anticipated uncaught recreational fishery allocation between states. Additionally, this action proposes to establish a new management line at Point Arena, CA, creating two subareas with separate allocations off California. These actions are intended to conserve Pacific halibut and provide angler opportunity where available. North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 02/08/2024 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate Change Taskforce will meet February 26, 2024. FYI’s Crew Shots: A look at Alaska and West Coast salmon and crab National Fisherman by Carli Stewart - February 9, 2024 We wanted to share some West Coast and Alaska salmon and crab highlights from Crew Shot submissions. Let’s celebrate the hard work and camaraderie that define the commercial fishing industry.

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