|The actual mortality is probably far higher since only something like 13% of the the trawlers are actually observed. This as a result of the new restructured observer program which favors the trawlers and burdens the other gear types. The burden is a pay back for all the trouble we have given the trawlers for trying to force them to clean up their act.|
Halibut is in metric tons, 1000 kilogram increments. Chinook are in projected numbers.