Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Ak Fishing News: ADF&G Announces 2007 Chinook Salmon Quota Plan

  1. #1

    Arrow Ak Fishing News: ADF&G Announces 2007 Chinook Salmon Quota Plan

    This news clip is from Alaska Fishing News. Discussion is welcome. This news feed is robot generated.

    From an ADFG News Release:

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game today announced that this year’s Southeast Alaska Chinook salmon harvest quota is 329,400 fish. While this is 17,000 fish lower than last year’s quota, it remains above the average for the past 8 years.

    Utilizing data on the strength of West coast Chinook salmon stocks that contribute to Southeast Alaska fisheries, the Pacific Salmon Commission’s Chinook Technical Committee recently determined that the 2007 Abundance Index for Chinook salmon in Southeast Alaska is 1.60. As specified in the 1999 Pacific Salmon Treaty Agreement, this translates into an allowable all-gear catch for Southeast Alaska of 329,400 treaty Chinook. Most Chinook salmon produced in Alaska hatcheries are not factored into the Abundance Index, and may be caught by harvesters in addition to the treaty limit.

    The Chinook salmon returns to many West Coast rivers from Oregon to Alaska remain strong, but have declined from the very high levels seen from 2003 to 2005. Most of the Chinook salmon stocks covered under the Pacific Salmon Treaty benefited from an upturn in ocean survival in recent years. However this trend is changing for stocks originating from the Columbia River and it appears that the average size of stocks originating from the West Coast of Vancouver Island is declining as well.

    The treaty Chinook salmon harvest will be allocated to sport, commercial troll, and commercial net fisheries according to the management plans specified by the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

    Read the individual article on Alaska Fishing News...

    We welcome news tips that are useful to the community. Please send tips and links to complete stories by email to
    webmaster@outdoorsdirectory.com.

  2. #2
    Member fishNphysician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Aberdeen WA
    Posts
    4,516

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Newsbot View Post

    The Chinook salmon returns to many West Coast rivers from Oregon to Alaska remain strong, but have declined from the very high levels seen from 2003 to 2005.
    This is pure horse manure!

    PNW stocks remain strong? Who are these spin-doctors trying to kid?

    We are in crisis down here, especially Columbia River stocks!

    Seasons on the Columbia and coastal WA are being cut drastically this year due to poor forecasts. 50-60% of our kings are intercepted in AK and BC before they even get here. Columbia River gillnetters and sports duke it out for the scraps that are left after escapement needs.

    PNW stakeholders shoulder nearly all the conservation burden for recovery while the lion's share of fish are allocated to commercial entities in AK and BC.

    Sorry for the rant, but a broader perspective is called for on this issue.
    "Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." Zane Grey
    http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/uploads/UP12710.jpg
    The KeenEye MD

  3. #3
    Member AKBassking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    SE Alaska-Summer Columbia River-Winter
    Posts
    2,007

    Default

    When I was a kid we had great salmon stocks on the Smith and Klamath Rivers in Northern CA. Then in the late 70's they started to disappear and all the commercial fisherman moved to Alaska.

    ALASKAN SEA-DUCTION
    1988 M/Y Camargue YachtFisher
    MMSI# 338131469
    Blog: http://alaskanseaduction.blogspot.com/

  4. #4
    Member CanCanCase's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bandon, OR
    Posts
    614

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    This is pure horse manure!

    PNW stocks remain strong? Who are these spin-doctors trying to kid?...
    It's the same spin that has NMFS convinced there's an environmental emergency with the halibut stock. If there's such an emergency, how come the commercial interests get an increase in their TAC this year?

    Relating back to salmon, just watch the press and "biological studies" over the next few years... One of these days when commercial shares begin to decline again, everyone will yell, "All of our fish have disappeared. We reported strong stocks in 2007 and now there aren't any fish. Must be the sportsmen taking too many kings. Let's limit them to 1...and it's got to be under 28 inches!"

    I don't think this report is the "spin"... this report is the setup for the upcoming spin...

    -Case
    M/V CanCan - 34' SeaWolf - Bandon, OR
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •