Public input is wanted on FAQ ideas, bycatch priorities and ‘roadmap’ for various issues.
Salmon and crab bycatch research, management top the meeting agenda.
The group “hopes its report will help benefit Alaska’s salmon resources.” There is “no formal plan at this time for on-going or follow up efforts.”
Meeting will focus on markets, options for further actions.
A dedicated website, FAQs, social media and direct outreach about bycatch in Alaska fisheries are recommended as a start.
“No way the pollock fleet will accept a chum cap,” says Council member Madsen.
Alaskans have a lot to say about bycatch. Will they speak up where it can really make a difference?
The bill targets Area M on the AK Peninsula, but the future ramifications could affect any fishery on a lawmaker’s whim.
The six-member Council will get to work setting priorities next Friday.
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