West Coast Trawlers see Highest Groundfish Landings Since 2000 with Rockfish Resurgence
Call it a rockfish resurgence -- West Coast trawlers and processors are seeing the highest landings in groundfish since 2000, thanks in part to an ongoing exempted fishing permit from the National Marine Fisheries Service. At the same time, rockfish stocks are growing.
The EFP has allowed West Coast trawl fishermen to test changes in the fishery that increased their catch by more than 14 million pounds of fish in 2018, an increase of 300 percent from 2017
The National Marine Fisheries Service issues EFPs exempting vessels from ...
To Read Full Story Login Below.