The February meeting of the NPFMC needs your input.
We all need to comment on these issues before the council. The December meeting listened to public comment. The February meeting may also. Check out the agenda @ http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/NPFMC/PDFdo...0212Agenda.pdf
Submission of Written Comments. Written comments and materials to be included in Council meeting
notebooks must be received at the Council office by 5:00 pm (Alaska Time) on TUESDAY January 24,
Agenda item: Discussion paper on Gulf Of Alaska Chinook Bycatch in all trawl fisheries.
Halibut PSC (8 hrs) BYCATCH
Initial review of Fishery Management Plan, amendment to set Gulf Of Alaska Halibut Prohibited Species Catch.
More of the same for 2012. Halibut and chinook salmon bycatch is unacceptable.
BYCATCH! Help stop the maddness. Keep your testimony current, keep it relevant and keep it actionable. The council knows the situation, they need to hear the problem and the solution!