Sunday, October 7, 2012

Council Recognizes Observer Shortcomings

The NPFMC has at least recognized the shortcomings of the 'new' observer program.  But as we understand it, the contract for the observers has been signed (with an East Coast company having no Alaska experience) and is good for two years.  So don't expect major changes any time soon.  Promises again of electronic monitoring, but we've heard that before.  So the stocks subject to excessive bycatch will continue to take a pounding.

Keep yer head down and yer flippers wet.

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