Here are a few notes to get your week started.
• Halibut season opened at noon Saturday, and will remain open until Nov. 7. You longliners be safe out there!
• Speaking of halibut, the International Pacific Halibut Commission is inviting applications for a merit scholarship.
• Kootznoowoo Inc., the Native village corporation for Angoon in Southeast Alaska, is hailing a "compromise" reached with commercial salmon seiners. Here's a press release.
• At the Boston seafood expo, the Obama administration announced a fish-tracking initiative to thwart illegal fishing and fraud. Here are some links to learn more:
White House blog post
State Department press release
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