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Bycatch Reduction the Result of Coordinated Effort

Jay Barrett/KMXT There was a huge effort by commercial and charter fishermen from one end of the Gulf of Alaska to another to convince the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that bycatch of halibut needed to be reduced. Alaska Marine Conservation Council Kodiak Outreach Coordinator Theresa Peterson – who is also a commercial fisherman with halibut quota – says the …

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NFWF Grant Will Promote Small Boat Jig Fishery

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Alaska Marine Conservation Council received a sizable grant last week to help Kodiak jig fishermen get better prices for their Pacific cod and rockfish catches. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation gives grants with the goal of sustaining fishermen’s jobs while building fish stocks. Theresa Peterson, the Kodiak outreach coordinator for AMCC says they will use the …

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