Excessive Fisheries Bycatch/Bycatch Review Task Force

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This post is informational.

Summary: The bycatch issue came to a head this summer when all Yukon River salmon fisheries were canceled due to so few returning chinook and chums. Along with ocean and climate impacts, villagers questioned the takes by huge trawlers that catch and process fish at sea.

Article:
https://www.adn.com/business-economy...eries-bycatch/

Task Force
https://gov.alaska.gov/newsroom/2021...eview-bycatch/

Committee:
http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Committee/Details/32?code=HFSH

For those interested in contacting legislators or getting involved in the process:

Special Hearing 11/15:
https://www.akleg.gov/basis/Meeting/...-15%2010:00:00

Board Appointment Application
https://gov.alaska.gov/services/boar...d-appointment/
 
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