At a recent joint meeting of the Kodiak City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, their shared fisheries advisor, Denby Lloyd, spoke about the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting scheduled for Kodiak in early June.
He suggested the members of both bodies make a point to reach out to and talk with the fish council members.
— (NPFMC 1 37 sec "I’m not talking about formal … community and open for business.")
City Councilman Terry Haines concurred, adding that the people on the Scientific and Statistical Committee and Advisory Panel are often more available to talk with casually. Councilman John Whiddon said this meeting will allow the community to present a united front:
— (NPFMC 2 28 sec "Kodiak’s always very, very well … we are somewhat contentious.")
Haines also suggested support for an idea that came up at the fish council’s February meeting to create a planning team for socio-economic issues.
— (NPFMC 3 22 sec "I think that’s something we … that we should really welcome.")
Lloyd said there are many important topics on the North Pacific council’s agenda, but one stands out:
— (NPFMC 4 24 sec "One of the most important … fixed-gear groundfish fishery.")
The Advisory Panel and the Scientific and Statistical Committee begin meeting June 4th, with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council itself starting on June 6th, and lasting into early the next week.