The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) is one of eight regional councils established by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976 (which has been renamed the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act) to oversee management of the nation's fisheries.
With jurisdiction over the 900,000 square mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Alaska, the Council has primary responsibility for groundfish management in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI), including cod, pollock, flatfish, mackerel, sablefish, and rockfish species harvested mainly by trawlers, hook and line longliners and pot fishermen.
EU Council backs Post-Brexit tariff rate quota agreement European Union
EU ambassadors in Coreper endorsed a deal with the European Parliament on the draft regulation setting the new quotas to be applied after Brexit in respect of a number of agricultural, fish, industrial and processed agricultural products.
Pacific leaders strengthen fight against IUU fishing United States
The organisation Parties to the Nauru Agreement ensures that IUU fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean is being targeted as never before following calls by Pacific Leaders to put an end to this practice.
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