NPFMC Prepares To Set Groundfish Quotas

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets Wednesday in Anchorage.   Groundfish quotas will be set before the panel adjourns next week.

Tuesday, the Council’s Advisory Panel wasn’t giving much support to Cook Inlet commercial fishermen who oppose a state push to get the feds out of salmon management.

The advisory panel on the other hand is recommending removing some sports and setnet salmon fisheries from the federal Fishery Management Plan for salmon.   Roland Maw, executive director of  United Cook Inlet Drift Association, says he’s disappointed, but UCIDA will keep trying.

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