The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on January 28, 1991 · 14
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The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 14

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Monday, January 28, 1991
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A1 4 The Vancouver Sun, Monday, January 28, 1991 NEWS U.S. quote complicates falibut toss Canadian Press NANAIMO Canadian fishermen lost an estimated 2.4 million kilograms or halibut worth about $11 million last year because they were caught by fishermen looking for other kinds of fish. The total estimated incidental halibut mortality was 7.9 million kilograms last year, of which U.S. groundfish vessels caught 7.2 million kilograms, says the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Canadian vessels caught the rest. Last year, the Pacific halibut commercial catch was 27.8 million kilograms 23.9 million kilograms of which was caught by U.S. fishermen. The commission reduces the annual halibut quotas based on the estimated incidental catch. The problem of the incidental catch will be one of the main issues discussed by Canadian and U.S. oITi- Commission to seek solution to 2.4 million kg of lost catch cials this week at the commission's annual conference in Vancouver. "It may be a little difficult this year because the United States is expanding fishing in the Gulf of Alaska and increasing quotas," Dick Beamish, director of the Pacific biological station in Nanaimo, said on the weekend. Beamish, a member of the commission, is chairman of the four-day meeting that begins today. Commission regulations require halibut be caught with hook and line gear. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which manages groundfish caught by U.S. vessels, requires all halibut caught in nets be returned to the sea. But most of the fish released eventually die of their injuries. "At this year's meeting there will be decisions about new management approach to the halibut industry through individual vessel quotas," Beamish said. The fisheries department decided last November to institute individual vessel quotas for the next two years to allow fish to be taken throughout the year instead of limiting fishing to a few days. Last year, only six days were permitted. Haitian riot kills 1 0, report says Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE - Rioters took to the streets in anger over rumors of a plot to free the jailed leader of a coup attempt earlier this month. The violence left 10 people dead and 14 wounded, radio reports said. . The dead included four reputed agents of the ousted Duvalier family dictatorship lynched by a mob and six protesters shot by soldiers, the independent radio reports said. Government and military officials denied there had been an attempt to free coup leader Roger Lafontant. They said he and his 15 alleged conspirators remained under heavy guard at the national penitentiary. ; Radio reports said the disturbances began before daybreak as slumdwellers erected barricades of flaming tires and debris in many sections of Port-au-Prince, capital of this impoverished Caribbean country of six million. In suburban Carrefour, soldiers opened fire on an unruly crowd, killing at least six protesters, Radio Haiti Inter said. It listed 14 as wounded. Witnesses said a police station had been burned in Carrefour. One of the killed was a blind musician, organist Ulrick Pierre. In a separate incident, Radio Metropole reported a mob lynched four men reputedly linked to the 29-year dictatorship of Francois (Papa Doc) Duvalier and son, Jean-Claude (Baby Doc.) It said the bodies were burned. The younger Duvalier was swept from power in a popular uprising and fled to France in Feb. 1986. Later Sunday morning, calm was restored to the capital's streets after the army high command and Port-au-Prince Mayor Evans Paul announced in separate broadcasts on state radio that rumors to free Lafontant were unfounded. Lafontant is the former, head of the hated tonton macoutes, which served as a security force of the Duvalier dictatorship. He and 15 others were seized during the attempted coup Jan. 6 at the National Palace. They held President Ertha Pascal-Trouillot hostage in an attempt to overthrow the interim civilian govern-. ment. Loyalist soldiers stormed the palace, foiling the coup, after a 10-hour standoff. The coup attempt touched off widespread violence among Haitians angered by the bid to overturn the outcome of the Dec. 16 election of Roman Catholic priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide as president. At least 75 people were killed and 150 wounded in the wave of lynchings and burnings aimed mostly at diehard Duvalierists and their killer squads. "I think this is an excellent way of fishing," said commission director Don McCaughran, who works out of the organization's headquarters at the University of Washington in Seattle. "I believe this is the way catching halibut will have to be in the future." ' But McCaughran believes it could be three years before the U.S. adopts a similar strategy. "There will be a lot of opposition here from groups who oppose such a system and we will likely see an awful lot of lawsuits as a result," he said. The commission, which has three members from each country, meets annually to develop regulatory proposals on quotas and season openings. It was formed in 1923 to preserve stocks in the north Pacific and Bering Sea. Restaurant shooting victims identified Police identified the two 23-year-old men gunned down about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a Vietnamese restaurant in Vancouver as An Yen and Trung Le, both of Vancouver. Detectives from the major crime section Sunday continued their investigation and hunt for suspects in the killings, which they believe may be related to Asian gang activity. . Police interviewed 26 witnesses outside the Great Ocean Restaurant, 703 Denman, Saturday and used police dogs to search the area for suspects. 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