3 Pots for PWS 2020

kwackkillncrew

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Would it be a good idea to have a mid season reporting online. That way they could take a couple weeks to come up with a mid season harvest report to see if they need to drop it to a lower amount of pots? I would think it would be pretty easy to do some computer coding for a IT person. Have specific fields you fill out online that gets transferred to a database and then added up after each reporting so you could have a approximate total gallons harvested so far. <br/><br/>Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk<br/><br/>
 

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The above figure is not the data that is used by ADF&G. Here is a figure of data used by the department. PWS Shrimp.jpg
 

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Aktally, Yes, that is the slide ADFG likes to use for their report to the board. However, it is not corrected for the actual pounds per gallon that was determined from the department study, in 2013. Basically, the weight per pound was determined to be 3.89 pounds per gallon, which represents a 1.6x increase of the reported harvest in all prior years.

in other words, if you use the old conversion number, there was no over fishing and that is what the department shows. When using the agreed value that is used today, the fact remains that the resource was over harvested, because that is how many ACTUAL pounds were taken. It just looks better for department managers if they can claim no over fishing. But, that is not accurate.

If you dig deeper into the report that the ADFG graph came from, you will find in a table of statistics, the reference to the study by Wessels that corrects the weight of shrimp per gallon. However, none of the visual aids have been corrected in the reporting to the board.
 
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