Lies repeated often enough tend to make people believe it but doesn't make it any more true. Interesting how you compare the SE charter fleet to all of the alaska catch but then use a made up number for the total amount of wastage in Alaska compared to the total alaska catch. But you won't accept the numbers provided by Grampy with links that compare all the numbers in SE fairly.
Originally Posted by 270ti
For the last year I could find this chart for that shows all the removals for everyone in all areas was 2007.
http://www.iphc.washington.edu/halco...rep/ar2007.pdf Appendix 1, Table 1
Taking these numbers I figured that the total Alaska sport fishery took 12.3% of the total removals in Alaska, if you combine the sport numbers with personal use the percentage goes up to 13.8%. Total Alaskan by-catch mortality (legal sized and sub-legal sized fish) equaled 14.99% and bycatch and wastage combined equals 17.55% - these numbers are a far cry from 41%.
fi c halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) in 2008 totaled 10.7 million pounds (net weight), a decrease of 12% from 2007 and the lowest seen since 1986. Significant decreases occurred in Areas 2B and 4. Most of the decrease is attributable to lower
bycatch in the Alaskan groundfi sh fishery.