Alaska’s Crabbers Urge NPFMC to Act Immediately to Protect Bering Sea Crab Stocks
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (NPFMC) October meeting formally opens tomorrow, but advisory bodies have been meeting since last week. They have heard an earful from fishermen, processors, research scientists and stock assessment experts.
Jake Jacobsen, Executive Director of the Inter-Cooperative Exchange (ICE) summarized the concern of many in his comment letter.
“The health of the opilio stocks and the long-term future of the fishery is our primary concern. While we have many questions and concerns related to the scope of the summer trawl ...
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