Pacific Council Unanimously Approves Pacific Sardine Rebuilding Plan
The Pacific Fisheries Management Council yesterday approved a rebuilding plan for the northern stock of Pacific sardines that incorporates the current status quo harvest policy, one of several alternatives before the panel.
The council chose Alternative 1 in large part because it was supported by the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Management Team, an advisory body to the council, along with fishermen, processors, and allied fishing businesses along the West Coast.
The final action was required by the Magnuson-Stevens Act after the northern sardine stock was declared “overfished” in 2019, when the...
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