North Pacific Council’s New Public Comment Policy Triggers Intense Reactions
Personal attacks and profanity laced five of the 250 written comments submitted to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council last month on just one of the half dozen issues before the Alaska fisheries management panel. Council staff pulled the comments after they'd been live for a few hours and reached out to each author to ask them to resubmit their comments without the offensive language. Only one did.
The issue was abundance based management (ABM) of halibut in the Bering Sea, where far more halibut is taken as incidental bycatch...
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