2017 Report on Chinook Bycatch in Bering Sea Show Most Come From BC and Western AK Rivers
The results of the 2017 sampling of Chinook bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock trawl fishery showed that in 2017 36 percent of the Chinook originated in British Columbia and 24 percent came from Coastal Western Alaska river systems. Smaller percentages came from the US West Coast (19%) and from the North Alaska Peninsula (15%) regions.
Comparisons to 2011 sampling and previous years studied revealed that in 2017 most of the Chinook salmon bycatch occurred during the “A” season. Stock compositions from the ...
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