Coming up this week, U.S. and Canadian commissioners failed to come to an agreement on catch limits for halibut. In April, members of the International Pacific Halibut Commission will revisit the factors that play into quota decisions.
Also, the Pacific Salmon Treaty is another agreement between the U.S. and Canada. It ensures that both nations share the resource in a way that follows good management. The treaty is up for renewal this year, but at least one group in Sitka is looking at whether Alaskans are losing out under its measures.
We had help from KBBI’s Aaron Bolton and Renee Gross in Homer and KCAW’s Robert Woolsey in Sitka.