Thursday, June 13, 2013

Most Offensive Bycatch Draggers Year to Date

As you can see by these data sorts of NMFS stats of Vessel Specific Bycatch, there are habitual offenders who either don't have the skill to avoid PSC bycatch or don't give a shit.

For Chinook Salmon:

For Halibut:

Read it and weep.

Where have all the fishes gone?
Long time passing?
Gone to draggers everyone.
Long time ago.

Keep yer flippers wet.


Anonymous said...

Do you know how to use pivot tables in excel? They allow you to summarize the information. For instance you could have the years total of chinook catch for each vessel, or summarize the median halibut bycatch rate for each vessel.

Wiglaf said...

I will endeavor to do so.


Anonymous said...

Kings - is that pounds or number of fish?
Good job. Keep it coming.

Wiglaf said...

Numbers of fish. If they counted numbers of fish on halibut, America would be shocked. They process the pounds of halibut to further reduce the apparent damage to the resource.