The House Committee on Natural Resources approved, under unanimous consent, a bill to strengthen the enforcement of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing (H.R. 69) by amending several fisheries acts.
Two leading Alaska Native tribal organizations on Wednesday petitioned the federal government to dramatically lower the cap on the number of king salmon that Bering Sea commercial fishermen can harvest as bycatch in order to protect the fish.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved three bills for implementation of international fisheries agreements in three regions: the North Pacific (S. 2482), the South Pacific (S. 2484), and the Northwest Atlantic (S. 2485).
Olympic National Park says that for the first time in more than a century, chinook salmon have been spotted in the upper reaches of the Elwha River following the recent removal of two dams.
Pacific Island Delegation Warns President His Proposed Marine Monument Expansion Will Fail American Fishermen
The group conveyed its concerns for an Executive proposal that would bar fishermen from nearly 700,000 miles of vitally historic fishing grounds.