The link above could eliminate bycatch of Kenai and Kasilof kings while still allowing harvest of sockeye. This method represents a change in method, but will certainly lessen the bycatch of non-targeted Kenai and Kasilof chinook.
Some of you have stated that purse seines cannot be effectively used for selective fishing. I agree with you, based on the way purse seining has been historically employed. But this video proves that purse seining can be an effective, selective method of harvest if people are willing and committed to doing the right thing. It's not so much what we do, but rather, how we do it.
Since we have relatively sketchy data regarding the actual strength and escapement of Kenai and Kasilof kings, this method could be very valuable in preserving these runs of chinook, before we unintentionally damage them further.
Could this be a viable method to prosecute the Kasilof terminal fishery? How about the beach set net fishery? How about the drift gillnet fishery?