April 13, 2015
A Kelley Drye letter on behalf of O’Hara Corporation is referenced in the Undercurrent News article “Alaska Groundfish Sector Gears up for Access to Resource Battle With Halibut.” The article describes how several companies are protesting the potentially drastic halibut bycatch reductions for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. Kelley Drye directed a letter to North Pacific Fishery Management Council chairman Dan Hull. “An economic allocation that will provide major economic impacts to one sector of the fishery, to provide marginal benefits to another (as described below) flies in the face of fairness and equity and, given that there is no compelling justification in the FMP’s objectives, violates National Standard 4,” the letter stated.
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