North Pacific Fishery Management Council Starts Work On Cook Inlet Plan

first_imgAlaska Department of Fish & Game Commercial Fisheries Management Biologist Pat Shields says there could be some uncertainty for fishermen while the council develops its plan… The United Cook Inlet Drift Association and the Cook Inlet Fishermen’s Fund filed a lawsuit in 2013, challenging the NPFMC’s decision to exempt the Cook Inlet from federal management. A ruling in their favor was announced by the the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2016. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The North Pacific Fishery Management Council last week began work on a Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) for the Cook Inlet. The FMP became necessary after the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court ruled last September that the federal council couldn’t defer to the State of Alaska for Cook Inlet management. Shields: “And that process is going to take a year, two years, three years, it’s going to take some length of time. What it means for fishery management as of right now, no one’s really sure.” The state of Alaska is appealing the decision, but the U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t yet announced if it will take up the case.last_img read more

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‘Let’s build on Derby win’ – McAllister

first_imgThe Robins head into the Sky Bet Championship fixture versus Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites with six wins from their last eight league matches and will be hoping that good form can lead to a positive outcome.Both sides are flying high in the second tier as the race for the play-offs and promotion intensifies.“We have to build on that momentum and positive performance,” said McAllister, following City’s 3-2 win over Derby County on Wednesday.“We’ve added quality with three new players. Markus Henriksen won Man of the Match: he looked very assured, very efficient, he’s good on the ball and he is strong in the middle. Nahki was sharp, has great movement and took his goal well which is massive for him and at the back, Benković has real quality on the ball, he defended well and got his goal.“They’ve all added so much to the group to make us stronger so I’m looking forward to seeing if they’ll be involved in the next game.”The Derby fixture saw City show their attacking intent with three goals en route to the three points, as well as a dogged defensive show at the end to prevent the Rams from sneaking a point. It’s those elements of the game which, if mastered, are the perfect combination.McAllister said: “The mood has been really good. In the dressing room after it was a bit subdued because we were 3-0 up then it went 3-2 but the Gaffer came in, got the boys going and said ‘what a great result it was and how good a performance it was against a very good, in-form Derby team at the moment’. It was a great performance from us and a great three points.“We’ve been excellent at defending leads over the last few months to be fair, since the good run started…they didn’t panic, we went to 3-2 and a lot of teams would have panicked then, come out of shape but our distances between the lines, the organisation from the team and communication from the group was excellent”last_img read more

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Grammys to pay tribute to Prince, George Michael

first_imgLOS ANGELES | Sunday’s Grammy Awards will include special tributes to pop music icons Prince and George Michael. FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2012 file photo, British singer George Michael in concert to raise money for AIDS charity Sidaction, in Paris, France. George Michael’s spokeswoman says the singer is “resting” after receiving hospital treatment for an undisclosed ailment. The Grammy Awards announced Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017, that Sunday’s show will include tribute performances in honor of Prince and George Michael. Both stars died last year. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File) Organizers announced Wednesday that the program will include two performances in honor of the stars who died last year. The announcement didn’t say who would perform the tributes.Previously announced performers for this year’s show include Adele, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Bruno Mars and Metallica. Gaga performed a medley of the late David Bowie’s hits during last year’s show.The “Late Late Show’s” James Corden is hosting the Grammys, which will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday night from Los Angeles.center_img FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The Grammy Awards announced Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017, that Sunday’s show will include tribute performances in honor of Prince and George Michael. Both stars died last year. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)last_img read more

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