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Kodiak Island Borough Assembly support changes to Chinook by-catch limits

King Salmon can cause some commercial fisheries to close early if too many are caught. (Photo by Ingrid Taylar/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT King salmon are causing some trouble for Kodiak’s trawl fleet. The problem, too many are being caught as by-catch. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is currently looking at changing the chinook prohibited species caps for the Gulf of …

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Final Action Expected on Halibut Bycatch Reduction

Jay Barrett/KMXT Reduction to halibut bycatch in the trawl and hook-and-line Pacific cod fisheries of the Gulf of Alaska will be a hot topic at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting this week in Kodiak. Currently, there are approximately 5-million pounds of inadvertently-caught halibut tossed overboard each year. The options before the council are cuts to that number of …

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