The Council received several reports related to salmon bycatch management measures in the Bering Sea pollock fishery. A report provided by the SeaShare food donation program describes the operation of the program and the voluntary donations of salmon and halibut PSC from the BSAI and GOA fisheries. The Council reviewed a staff discussion paper on the… Read More →
The Explorer and Pioneer in Dutch Harbor. ©NPFMC.
GOA Chinook Cap Rollover The Council took final action on to refine the preferred alternative for management of Chinook salmon PSC in the GOA non-pollock trawl fisheries. In June 2013, the Council considered (but did not advance) an option to allow unused Chinook salmon PSC apportioned to the Central GOA Rockfish Program CV sector to… Read More →
The Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) is widely recognized as a critical foundation to the North Pacific fisheries management success. The SSC advises the Council on numerous management decisions, including stock assessment and modeling techniques, data collection, ABC recommendations, achievement of rebuilding targets, social and economic impacts of management decisions, protected species interactions, and… Read More →