Saturday, May 7, 2011

In Case You Didn't Hear…

 “Members of the Federal Subsistence Board …voted at its May 3-4 meeting in Anchorage to recommend a hard cap of 15,000 king salmon caught as bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska Pollock fishery, and a hard cap of 50,000 chum salmon in the Bering Sea pollock fishery.”
Although the subsistence board is no friend of mine (allowing the ‘take’ of sealions by Alaska Natives) they see that the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s  preferred alternative for the limit on king salmon bycatch is not tough enough, and represents the status quo, not an effective cutback on the waste of this resource.  Final action is scheduled for June.

Keep yer flippers wet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a group of concerned individuals. I would wonder how concerned they are with the increase in catch that has been allocated to southeast trollers. Sounds like a good alibi for the trawlers who will be defending themselves against the stock collapses that are sure to take place as a result of 30% observer coverage.
Ever wonder why there are sorting belts on pollock boats? To sort out the shit.