North Pacific Council Reviews Bering Sea Pollock and IFQ Halibut Progams
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Alaska Journal of Commerce] by DJ Summers - February 9, 2017
SEATTLE — The North Pacific Fishery Management Council oversees all federal fisheries between three and 200 miles off the Alaska coast. One of eight regions, the North Pacific fishery is by far the country’s most profitable, having produced two-thirds of the country’s total seafood value in 2015.
At their Seattle meeting Feb. 1-6, the council focused on some of the structures at the core of fisheries management, reviewing catch share programs and looking for areas to tune up in both the halibut IFQ fishery and the Bering Sea pollock fishery, Alaska’s largest fishery by volume.
For the IFQ halibut fishery, the council asked that some information be refined and sent back to it, including...
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