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    Default NOAA catch share plan

    To Pacific Ocean Recreational Fisheries Constituents:

    The draft NOAA Catch Share Policy will be released for public comment tomorrow, December 10, 2009. The draft policy encourages and supports the evaluation of catch share programs as authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The draft policy is the result of months of careful consideration by the agency which received input from the NOAA Catch Share Task Force and from a range of stakeholder groups. The draft policy will be open for public comment until April 10, 2010.

    You are encouraged to read the draft, share it with others and submit comments to NOAA. The draft NOAA Catch Share Policy can be found on NOAA's Catch Shares webpage (starting on Thursday) at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/catchshares <http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/catchshares
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    An online comment form has been established to collect public comments on the document. You will find a link to the comment page on the Catch Share website or you can find it directly at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/catchsharescomments
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    NOAA also plans to hold briefings at various stakeholder venues during the public comment period. More information will be forthcoming and posted online as it becomes available. We hope you can participate. We look forward to receiving your feedback as NOAA works to support the consideration of catch share programs to help ensure the sustainability of our nation's fisheries and the coastal communities they support.

    I will also be happy to discuss your ideas with you before you send in your comments.

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    Default The next battle.

    So if the CSP goes through, 3A would be limited to one small fish and one any size, if the charters catch more than 2.1 million pounds, even though the GHL is 3.6 million pounds. It's never ending.

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    It will keep going and going. Amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain T View Post
    So if the CSP goes through, 3A would be limited to one small fish and one any size, if the charters catch more than 2.1 million pounds, even though the GHL is 3.6 million pounds. It's never ending.
    You know the alternative is to manage the charter fishery as you do a commercial fishery and when it reaches it's limit it is closed for the remainder of the season.

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    Default Washington, DC yesterday

    A lot of the commercial guys I know here in Maine and NH went to Washington, DC yesterday to participate in the "United We Fish" March. One of them took this pic.

    Looks like Alaska's got an opinion on matters too.



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    We lived under the "One Hali any size, 1 under 32", for several years down here in SE. A 32" halibut isn't very big... Next you'll get the argument, "well, a 32" halibut hardly doesn't give much meat anyways, so what's the big deal about going down to 1 halibut?".

    Good luck guys. But it seems that a million people could comment opposed to it, and NOAA is going to do what it plans to do anyways. Frustrating.

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