Monday, December 15, 2014
Murkowski cites fishery items in giant omnibus budget bill
The budget includes $2 million to implement electronic monitoring systems on fishing vessels. Murkowski said she told NOAA last year that using cameras could be safer and more efficient than placing an observer onboard.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Sullivan lands spot on Senate Commerce Committee
The Commerce Committee is of particular interest because it oversees fisheries, as well as the Coast Guard.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Obama shores up Bristol Bay drilling ban
The action to withdraw the area from all future oil and gas leasing extends indefinitely a temporary withdrawal that was issued in 2010 and was set to expire in 2017.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Hatchery changes recommended in Southeast Alaska
Chinook salmon smolt might be released at a new site in Kake, and chum salmon egg takes could increase at a facility near Wrangell.
Friday, December 19, 2014
NMFS invites input on deterring pesky marine mammals
Whales, sea lions, and other marine mammals can damage commercial fishing gear and devour the catch. The agency is taking written comments on non-lethal methods to discourage them.