Longliners targeting cod:
- Kjevolja 5.38% bycatch of halibut in 117 observed hauls
- Blue North 6.12% bycatch of halibut in 90 observed hauls
- Beauty Bay 9.31% bycatch of halibut in 49 observed hauls
- Zenith 4.39% bycatch in 73 observed hauls
Non-pelagic trawlers targeting cod or 'bottom' pollock:
- Chellissa 311 kg per metric ton of pollock or 31% bycatch of halibut
- Cape Kiwanda 160 kg per metric ton of cod or 16% bycatch of halibut
- Michelle Rene 103 kg per metric ton of cod or 10% bycatch of halibut
Non-pelagic trawlers targeting cod or pollock:
- Legacy bycatch of 134 kings
- Pacific Star bycatch of 67 kings
- Gold Rush bycatch of 22 kings
- For all observed bottom trawls so far---236 kings
Pelagic trawlers targeting pollock:
- Caravelle bycatch of 67 kings
- Hickory Wind bycatch of 62 kings
- Leslie Lee bycatch of 50 kings
- For all observed pelagic trawls so far---280 kings
Evidence that pelagic does not mean 'off the bottom:'
- Mar Pacifico 35 kg of halibut per metric ton of cod, supposedly pelagic trawling. Definitions for pelagic and non-pelagic need tightening. Currently they are pretty much unenforceable and meaningless. He was as they say, 'kissing the bottom.' Lots of bottom kissing in trawling, apparently.
Keep yer flippers wet.