Friday, February 24, 2012

Joint Protocol Committee Meeting of BoF and NPFMC scheduled for March 19th

A Joint Protocol Committee of the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BoF) and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will be held on March 19, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel.

Issues on the agenda include the status of the salmon bycatch, such as Bering Sea chinook, Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Chinook and Bering Sea chum salmon.

Another issue up for discussion is revising the Pacific cod (P.cod) "A" season opening date in the GOA. This will be another opportunity for fishermen to testify in front of both the Board and the Council about changing P.cod season dates. Other topics to be discussed include the status of the GOA Pacific cod reverse parallel jig fishery and the status of GOA halibut bycatch.

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