Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Let go of that octopus!

Cook Inlet area fishermen have taken nearly the full 35,000-pound bycatch allowance of octopus.

And so, retention of octopus will be prohibited after 5 p.m. Thursday, says this announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

My understanding is that fishermen targeting cod or other fish retain octopus largely for use or sale as bait.


Anonymous said...

I wonder if they are using ByCatch salmon and halibut for bait too.

Don't know very much about that ByCatch problem other than what they allow to be told. THEY -vs- Resource Owners. THEY are in control because THEY are making a killing off of the Resources that belongs to US. THEY -vs- US. WE have to change that mentality in order to save the Halibut and Salmon getting wasted as ByCatch.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, this mostly applies to the pot fishermen, not much salmon or halibut by catch there, it's a pretty clean fishery. Don't worry about anyone making a killing at it lately either.

Anonymous said...

Fishermen all potted up... DANGEROUS.