If you take a look at 2C's 2017 Blue Line on the Comparison chart, it went down from last year's 4.62 million pounds to 4.08 million pounds. This is where the SPR might come into play.
Even though the 2016 Blue Line was 4.62, the IPHC adopted a higher allocation of 4.95 after considering fishing intensity using the SPR.
Translation: even though the 2017 Blue Line is 4.08, the allocation might end up being higher. This decision will be made at IPHC's Annual Meeting, January 23-27, 2017.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Meeting begins December 6th in Anchorage!
SEAGO and the Alaska Charter Association are hosting a catered Recreational Fisheries Round Table event on December 7th. It will be held at the Anchorage Historic Hotel on 4th Avenue and E Street, from 6-8 p.m.
Staff from the National Marine Fisheries Service will lead a discussion about collaborative fishing opportunities, industry representatives will have an open discussion about the state of the fisheries, and a comment and question period will end the evening.
We look forward to seeing you there!