Tag Archives: NOAA Fisheries

Halibut catch-sharing plan about to begin

charter halibut 2 crackerjack-voyager Alaska Sea Grant ProgramMost charter halibut operators will be working under a new regulatory system next year.

NOAA says “no way” to electronic monitoring for two years

After refusing to implement an electronic monitoring program developed by fishermen, NOAA Fisheries is moving forward with a plan of its own to test cameras on boats this spring. But a top official who met with Sitka fishermen this week (1-16-13) said too many questions remain about the system, and there’s no way a functional electronic monitoring program could be ready in the next two years.