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2012-09-11 10:22:36

Decision Affirms that the Program Complies with Federal Magnuson-Stevens Act SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 10th, a federal appeals court unanimously upheld a prior court's ruling that the west coast groundfish individual transferable quota (ITQ) system, a form of catch share, was lawfully executed. The decision helps to ensure that the efforts to improve the management and conservation of the resource through a catch share will continue as...

2012-08-14 23:02:46

Retired Coast Guard Captain Michael Cerne Selected to Take Leadership Role Juneau, AK (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Following an extensive nationwide search, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Board of Directors has selected retired Coast Guard captain Michael Cerne to replace Executive Director, Ray Riutta upon Mr. Riutta´s retirement. Mr. Cerne will begin working in the ASMI Juneau office in September to allow for several months of overlap before Mr. Riutta retires in December....

2009-07-13 15:33:09

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today published a final rule in the Federal Register prohibiting the harvesting of krill in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. The rule goes into effect on August 12, 2009. Krill are a small shrimp-like crustacean and a key source of nutrition in the marine food web."Krill are the foundation for a healthy marine ecosystem," said Mark Helvey, NOAA's Fisheries Service Southwest...

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2009-02-06 12:45:00

A U.S. advisory panel on Thursday urged a ban on commercial fishing across a wide swath of the Arctic Sea off the Alaskan coast, in a pre-emptive measure against the effects of climate change. Proponents of the measure said it was the firs time the U.S. had acted to close a fishery as a result of climate change instead of in reaction to overfishing, Reuters reported. "Global climate change is making everyone think differently up here and making them understand that precautionary approaches...

2009-02-05 14:55:00

Nearly 200,000 square miles of U.S. Arctic waters will close to industrial fishing to protect Arctic ecosystems in the face of climate change SEATTLE, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) voted today to prevent the expansion of industrial fishing into all U.S. waters north of the Bering Strait for the foreseeable future to limit stress on ocean ecosystems in light of the dramatic impacts of global climate change in the Arctic. With no...

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2005-06-15 07:13:45

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal regulators are preparing to vote on a plan to protect deep water corals and other sensitive fish habitat that will likely include a permanent ban on bottom trawling in large tracts of the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Fishery Management Council, which advises the federal government on West Coast fishing regulations, is expected to choose a plan Wednesday that will identify "essential fish habitat" in federal waters, which extend from three miles to 200 miles off the...