Alaska commercial fishing news and notes
Yup, typical politician. Asking for $4.8 million to drag up some kings over a 3 year period to study climate change and its effect on salmon. Don't bother looking at the obvious spawning stream back boucers, or the unreported "subsistence" take.
Call me Captain Obvious here but perhaps Princess Parnell might consider NOT giving away $2 billion a year to the oil companies so that there might be something left that could -- you know -- fund disaster relief without begging from the federal government.Just a thought. He could also use some of that money to maybe put together a "team" of not-yet-failed-at-applied-fisheries-management-policy researchers to do actual research on salmon runs in Alaska.
Perhaps Congress can redirect the CDQ funds toward a Chinook disaster relief fund. Thirty years of Salmon Bycatch in the Pollock Fishery is hurting a whole lotta poor people in Western Alaska. It's affecting their "spiritual" being according to Ms. Bell. That's for sure.
let's not forget the taku,chilkat and stikine river systems here in southeast alaska!the wild run of king salmon on all three of these river systems are way below there historical levels.
Next year will be disaster for southeast.
100% observer coverage in the Gulf. That would solve a lot of problems.
100% observer coverage in the Gulf will provide a lot of useful, mind blowing information. I've fished everywhere and Gulf trawling is the dirtiest I've ever experienced.
Western Gulf that is!
Put observers on every Yukon fisher's boat! They can afford it at $5 bucks a pound. Let the observers let the females go.
Just shut down all commercial fishing, pollock included until the King Salmon stocks rebound.
Good to hear this kinda of act, to help other people when they are in need.
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