Pollock Fishery Has High Chinook Bycatch Numbers

Becca Robbins Gisclair works for the Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association in Anchorage wrote an opinion piece in the Anchorage Daily News.  Shestates that the Bering Sea/Aleution Island pollock fleet caught 74,000 chinook in 2005; 84,000 chinook in 2006 and 700,000 chums in 2005 and 325,000 chums in 2006.  Two months into the pollock season in 2007 the chinook cycatch is already at 64,000.  Go to attached link for full letter to the editor.

http://www.adn.com/opinion/compass/story/8766800p-8668315c.html

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