North Pacific Fisheries Management Council meeting draws stakeholders to Kodiak

Daysha Eaton/KMXT

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is meeting this week in Kodiak. The meetings are at the Convention Center, Best Western, and Elk’s Lodge and are open to the public.Meetings still to come this week are:

  • Scientific and Statistical Committee: through June 6, 8am to 5pm in the Harbor Room at Best Western.
  • Advisory Panel: Through the 8, 8am to 5pm at the Elks Lodge.
  • The Council: Through June 11, 8am to 5pm in the Pavilion Room at the Convention Center.

The NPFMC is one of eight regional councils established by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976 to manage the fisheries of the United States.

With jurisdiction over the 900,000-square-mile (2,300,000 km2) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Alaska, the Council has primary responsibility for groundfish management in the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, including cod, pollock, flatfish, mackerel, sablefish, rockfish species, and halibut.

There are links to both the schedule and agenda on the bottom left of the web page at

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