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September 10, 2014

AMCC Raffle Tickets Available Now

Fall has arrived in Alaska and the Alaska Marine Conservation Council’s annual cash raffle tickets are going fast! The raffle has been popular across Alaska for years, as it offers you a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 by purchasing a $100 ticket. The odds of winning are outstanding, as only 350 tickets are sold and 16 . . . MORE
Darius F_V Marona off Cape Hepburn, Alitak Bay
October 16, 2014

Positive Progress at Oct. NPFMC Meeting

Community Protections, Bycatch Reduction Move Forward for Analysis Earlier this week, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (the Council) wrapped up another long meeting at the Anchorage Hilton. The Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management program (aka catch shares) dominated the agenda, with over 30 people providing testimony to the Council. At this meeting, Alaska . . . MORE
October 06, 2014

Catch shares – a cost to coastal communities

As Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management/catch shares are coming up at this week’s North Pacific Fishery Management Meeting in Anchorage (Oct. 6-14), we wanted to feature AMCC supporter and Gulf of Alaska fisherman, Alexus Kwachka’s views on the issue. The op-ed below can also be found in the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Catch shares come at a cost . . . MORE

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