Alaska Council recommends flat TAC for US Bering Sea pollock, 25% hike in Gulf of Alaska While quotas for the East Bering Sea are to remain fixed at 1.3m metric tons, quotas for the Gulf of Alaska have been raised to 185,971t Undercurrents by Dan Gibson - December 11, 2023 There will be a small increase in the total supply of Alaska pollock next year, up 2.6% to 1.519 million metric tons, compared to 1.475m in the current year stemming entirely from the Gulf of Alaska.... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2023/12/11/council-recommends-flat-tac-for-us-bering-sea-pollock-25-hike-in-gulf-of-alaska/ *Requrires Subscription Alaska groups face off as state calls on U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge of EPA’s Pebble mine veto Anchorage Daily News by Alex DeMarban - December 10, 2023 The state of Alaska and the federal government are locking horns over Gov. Mike Dunleavy administration’s bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear its lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to halt the proposed Pebble mine. https://www.adn.com/politics/2023/12/10/alaska-groups-face-off-as-state-calls-on-us-supreme-court-to-hear-its-challenge-of-epas-pebble-mine-veto/ National NOAA Fisheries kicks of aquaculture opportunity area search with request for information KBBI by Jamie Diep - December 10, 2023 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Alaska as the next location to identify aquaculture opportunity areas, or “AOAs,” in June of this year. Before this, they went through a similar process in federal waters around Southern California and the Gulf of Mexico. AOAs are areas designated by NOAA to be suitable for commercial aquaculture to take place. https://www.kbbi.org/local-news/2023-12-10/noaa-fisheries-kicks-of-aquaculture-opportunity-area-search-with-request-for-information
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