Wednesday, May 9, 2018

NPFMC Meets in Kodiak June 4–11

Initial reviews of fixed gear catcher vessel rockfish retention, halibut retention, and a Bering Sea/Aleutian Island Pacific cod trawl catcher vessel analysis are on the agenda for the upcoming federal fisheries meeting in Kodiak June 4–11.

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) has scheduled a preliminary review, including a discussion of interaction with Aleutian Island Pacific cod set aside adjustment analysis. Other major items on the agenda include discussion papers on Gulf of Alaska pollock and cod seasons and allocations, Gulf Tanner crab observer efforts, and self-guided halibut rental boats.

The federal council will also do a review of the 2017 observer annual report and hear an electronic monitoring workgroup report.

The meeting will be held at the Kodiak Best Western Convention Center in Alaska. All sessions are open to the public except for executive sessions. The council is accepting public comment through June 1 through its eComment Portal:

The council meeting will be broadcasted live at

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