By Shannon Haugland
Sitka Sentinel 

Trollers association disappointed with Board of Fisheries decision


December 13, 2023

Alaska Trollers Association Board President Matt Donohoe said he’s disappointed by the state Board of Fisheries’ decision that he believes will cause continued harm to commercial trollers in Southeast.

“I think residents of Alaska, sport and commercial fishermen, suffered a terrible blow by the Board of Fisheries who favored out-of-state residents over residents,” Donohoe said of the board’s Dec. 1 decision not to more tightly enforce the catch allocation for sport anglers.

The growing charter boat industry was the focus of the proposed regulation, which the board rejected.


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