Pacific Council Gives Preliminary Nod to Two Coastal Sardine and Other Pelagic Species Projects
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - November 22, 2017
The Pacific Fishery Management Council last week approved for public review two exempted fishing permits that should help improve coastal pelagic species stock assessments.
Both projects would add more survey work to nearshore areas. Fishermen have identified schools of sardines, in particular, close to shore but accessing them for survey work has been a problem because the sardine season has been closed and NOAA ships cannot access shallow areas. Additionally, both proposals would build on the use of industry knowledge.
The California Wetfish Producers Association research project intends ...
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