With Low Chinook Numbers, North Pacific Council Asked to Revisit Gulf of Alaska Fleet Bycatch Tools
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] By Peggy Parker - April 10, 2018
The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council passed two motions yesterday that were aimed at protecting vulnerable stocks of chinook salmon and a large, but still young year class of Alaska sablefish, or black cod.
The Gulf of Alaska non-pollock trawl fleet operates under a chinook salmon bycatch cap of 7,500 Chinook a year. Estimated bycatch of chinook in recent years has been well under that cap, at about 5,000 Chinook. If the limit were reached ...
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