N. Pacific Council Threatens New England Style Fisheries Management Collapse in Gulf of Alaska
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [News Analysis and Opinion] by John Sackton - December 27, 2016
Before the holidays we missed a major story about a North Pacific Council Action that threatens the economic health of the Gulf of Alaska.
As practically the last agenda item on a day when many people had left town, the council tabled without further action all options for the Gulf of Alaska groundfish rationalization at their December meeting.
In doing so, they violated a promise made to the Gulf of Alaska Trawl Fleet, and in my view, have emulated one of the fateful decisions that doomed fisheries management in New England...
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