In Their Own Words: Sablefish Gear Switching in the West Coast Trawl Quota Program
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - October 23, 2017
The West Coast trawl catch shares program (individual fishing quota/IFQ program) was implemented in 2011 for the groundfish fishery -- but it's not without its problems. One provision rose to the top during the current five-year review as the most controversial: gear switching.
Sablefish is the most valuable groundfish, on a per-pound basis, on the West Coast. It is often graded on ...
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