Sunday, May 24, 2015

Two council members barred from halibut vote

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, at its June 1-9 meeting in Sitka, will consider reducing halibut bycatch limits in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish fishery.

Two council members, however, will not be allowed to vote on this high-profile issue.

Simon Kinneen and David Long work for groundfish harvesters that could be significantly impacted by the council's halibut bycatch decision, according to federal recusal determinations.

See pages 9-11 for the Kinneen and Long determinations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Recuse NMFS rep. as NMFS have out millions in loans to the Amendment 80 vessels and IFQ holders, so they have a vested and conflicted interest in this decision.