“Rather than regulation, the NPFMC is officially encouraging crabbers and trawlers to figure it out on their own,” writes Terry Haines.
If NPFMC won’t review trawl Chinook cap request, NOAA will
Five tribal groups request a cap of zero Chinook salmon as bycatch in the pollock trawl fishery...although some of their boats are part of the problem.
Laine Welch has covered the Alaska fish beat for print and radio since 1988. She also has worked “behind the counter” at retail and wholesale seafood companies in Kodiak and on Cape Cod.
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