Thursday, March 3, 2011

Feds 'regret the confusion' over 3-mile line

You might recall the recent uproar over new federal charts that changed the location of the 3-mile line between state and federal waters in parts of Alaska.

The redraw had the effect of chasing some commercial fishermen off productive cod grounds in Kachemak Bay and elsewhere. That's because those waters suddenly were beyond state jurisdiction.

Alaska officials complained.

Now comes word that, for this year at least, the feds will honor the old 3-mile line with respect to fishery management.

"I regret the confusion," Eric Schwaab, head of the National Marine Fisheries Service, says in this letter to state Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell.

Here is Campbell's initial protest, and a press release from her office.


Anonymous said...

I just want to say good job mr Loy for bringing this up to our attention several weeks ago . I would have expected a fishing group to bring that up but it seems you led the way. Thats why i read you. it was just as sneaky as some of us thought it was but you brought it out into the lite thanks mike svenson

Anonymous said...

Mr. Loy, I have a question for you: What else have you been doing lately? I've noticed your blogging falling off as of late, with posts such as this being made in the middle of the night, and figured you must've found a paying job somewhere else. Or are you knee-deep in writing the epic non-fiction saga of the Americanization and consolidation of the North Pacific fisheries since passage of the Magnuson Act?

Enquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for Mr. Loy.....

Kodiak thanks you and the families of the Kodiak fishermen thank you

Anonymous said...

yah Wes whats up... Its hardly worth stopping by anymore?