Keep yer head down and yer flippers wet.
In 2010 the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) approved restructuring the North Pacific Observer Program. A final rule to implement the program is scheduled for early December publication. The undersigned members of the fishing industry cannot support this program that doubles costs, reduces coverage in high volume fisheries with substantial Chinook and halibut bycatch, and fails to provide a workable monitoring system for small vessels.
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