Letter to the Editor: 300-400% Higher Cost is the Problem with Alaska Observer Program
To the Editor:
As the representative of 80 family-owned vessels and 95 IFQ holders taking part in the observer program and an 8-year member of the Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (formerly the Observer Advisory Committee) at the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, I'd like to provide some context for Ms. Bonney's comments published by SeafoodNews on October 23, 2019.
Considering that the trawl fleet is being subsidized by the fixed gear industry to take observers in the partial coverage program by a cost ...
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