Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Responding to the Western Alaska salmon crisis

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, meeting in Sitka, passed this hard-hitting motion acknowledging the Western Alaska salmon crisis.

The motion "requests" the pollock industry do more to avoid chum bycatch, and calls for a discussion paper and a "working group."

Meantime, Gov. Mike Dunleavy says salmon donations will continue this year to the Yukon-Kuskokwim region.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The NPFMC could have initiated a cap on chum salmon above the historical average taken by trawlers. At least that would have sent a message, instead they elected leave the allowable chum bycatch remain unlimited.