Read Wes Loy`s Highliner Blog in todays ADN. This years observered king by-catch harvest was 50,000 more Kings than last year in the Berring Sea.
Gulf Of Alaska numbers are also staggering
and increasing These are Cook Inlet, Copper River, Kodiak and west coast fish
1990-2001 king by catch
I could`nt find the recent numbers. Maybe you can.
I know you guys are pretty busy fightin over your favorite fishin holes and probably did`nt have time to pay attention last week when the by-catch issues were on the table at the NPFMC meeting. It will be a long time before it is addressed there again.
The BOF can and should do something about this and there are 2 proposals for the Kodiak meeting that need surport to stop this wanton waste of salmon. The State needs to demand 100% obsever coverage on these guy and do genetic sampling of every salmon that comes aboard.
I searched the forum archives on this and found nothing. These guys can be brought to task.