Council Rejects Emergency Order Request for Adak Cod Set-Aside for 2020
An effort to reinstate the Adak cod set-aside by emergency order failed at the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council last week. Proponents are now reaching out to Congress for a legislative fix in time for the January 2020 cod season.
The 5,000 mt set-aside was established in 2016 with Amendment 113, which was vacated last March in response to a lawsuit brought by the Groundfish Forum. In his decision, D.C. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly found the amendment did not comply with requirements in the Magnuson-...
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