Public input is wanted on FAQ ideas, bycatch priorities and ‘roadmap’ for various issues.
Hybrid battery/diesel system will cut boat’s fuel use by 80%.
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.”
Funding for research on king crab, salmon, fresh/salt water habitats and more.
Group will try to better understand the historic declines of Chinook and chum salmon runs in AYK region in recent years.
Funding was vetoed “to save money.”
N. Pacific salmon catches dropped in 2022 to the second lowest harvest of this century.