Trawling for pollock off Karluk River where king salmon escapement goals continue to fail. We are assured that the pollock dragging has little to do with it. But with the drag fleet so close to the river and so concentrated, we have to wonder.
King salmon bycatch projections and conjurations will be available in ten days or so, here:
This is the same general area where the joint ventures back in the 1980s killed off thousands of sealions, mostly females and junveniles. Too much money interferred with controls, like now with king salmon.
A local rock-perching observer of Gulf of Alaska fisheries who is fed up with the lies and deceptions rampant in Kodiak regarding the world's dirtiest fishing gear type, trawling. Unless bycatch and benthic damage are brought under control, the short term profits of trawling will result in the death of the Goose that lays the golden eggs...the Gulf of Alaska. Join us in our fight to overthrow the corporate oligarchs and democratize Alaska fisheries for long term sustainability.