A big item on the agenda for the June 1-9 meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in Anchorage is management of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab fisheries.
One proposal the council is mulling is elimination of processor quota shares (Deckboss, May 18).
Steve Minor, executive director of an association of crab processing companies, is among those arguing to keep processor shares.
He's written this brief analysis of one reason why processor shares are working, and concludes: "Alaska should be extraordinarily happy."
Deckboss disclaimer: I post Steve's analysis not because I agree or disagree with it. Rather, I just find it informative and admire its brevity for such a complicated subject.