Fishery Closure Issues on Tap for June NPFMC Meeting

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Harvest specifications for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands crab harvests and an initial review of Bristol Bay Red King Crab closure areas are on tap when federal fisheries managers convene their June 5-11 meeting in Sitka, Alaska.

The meeting agenda for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) is online at

The council meeting’s schedule also include reports from NPFMC’s executive director, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the council’s Advisory Panel and Scientific and Statistical Committee.

The Council is accepting written comments on all matters before the council and its advisory panel from May 12 through noon on June 2. Submitted comments are to be reviewed once the deadline closes, as its policy dictates.

The advisory panel and council also accepts in-person and remote oral testimony during the meetings.  Individuals wishing to testify off site are invited to click on the applicable “sign-up” link next to next agenda item.  

Domestic phone number options are U.S.: (346) 248-7799, (408) 638-0968, (669) 900-6833 or (253) 215-8782. All information offered to the council via its website or otherwise as testimony becomes part of the public record, to be posted shortly after the meeting ends.

Anyone wishing to receive text alerts on council timing may text the word NPFMC to 1-833-237-1598.