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Convention delegates want larger fisheries role

By Associated Press 10:36 AM March 13, 2014

That action was among more than 60 resolutions that were considered Wednesday.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Tanana Chiefs Conference convention delegates want tribes to gain a larger role in fisheries management.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/AFEIED) says delegates stated that goal in a resolution passed Wednesday in Fairbanks during their annual convention.

That action was among more than 60 resolutions that were considered Wednesday. Most of the resolutions were approved.

Delegates also want to see commercial pollock fisheries curtailed until weak salmon stocks recover. The fisheries have been blamed for catching thousands of king salmon each year as bycatch off Alaska’s coast.

King salmon runs have declined in the Yukon-Kuskokwim area, which has led to limits on subsistence fishing.

Many villagers in the region say commercial fleets should face more limits before subsistence users are affected.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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