Wednesday, September 28, 2022

IPHC update

Jon Kurland is the new U.S. government commissioner on the International Pacific Halibut Commission.

Kurland heads the National Marine Fisheries Service in Alaska.

He fills the IPHC seat previously occupied by Glenn Merrill, who was a high-ranking official in the NMFS Alaska office before leaving for the private sector.


Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I'm convinced NMFS wants to kill off the halibut fishery like they did with the crab fisheries.

Anonymous said...

I agree. The fishing intensity is too high during an era of historically low abundance.

Anonymous said...

And you guys are fish scientists who truly know what you're talking about? How about another beer, and let's start talking World Series instead.

Anonymous said...

How about another destroyed fishery under NMFS management!