North Council Meeting in Juneau, June 5th-13th
With no significant charter fishing issues on the agenda for this meeting, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council holds its regular meeting in Juneau next month, with a discussion paper on Allocation Review being the one item of interest because NMFS is recommending that the Halibut Catch Sharing Plan be reviewed for its allocation structure. We have always believed that the allocation to the guided anglers was set too low at the beginning, creating a lot of pain in our industry. While the RQE can help, it would hurt to look at those initial allocations. We'll be watching this one closely.
The details are here.