No Delay in Bering Sea Groundfish Opener, Despite Government Shutdown
January 14, 2019
There will be no disruption in the start of A Season for the cod and pollock trawl fishery in the Bering Sea, thanks to “a very responsive” NOAA Fisheries agency and extraordinary efforts by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The first opening for the annual billion-dollar fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands will be noon local time on Sunday, January 20, as scheduled. The partial government shut down meant the industry and federal agencies needed to find work-arounds for tasks that would otherwise have ...
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