Week ending October 8, 2011 makes last week's halibut PSC look like a warmup. Interestingly, the percentage rate of halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) has diminished, while the actual PSC of halibut has soared to over three times last week's PSC. Abstrusive statistics are part and parcel of NMFS's 'public process' and 'openness.' But the occultive practices fail to conceal that pelagic trawling is used on the bottom to catch pollock and the Chinook which feed with them. Trawl slaughter of Chinook takes a sharp upswing, at 2445 fish wasted.