Tag: Heather Bauscher

Sitka Fish & Game ‘Advisory Committee’ plays a major role in reviewing proposed regulations for salmon, herring, and shellfish

Heather Bauscher updates us on the work of the Sitka Fish and Game Advisory Committee. The 17-member committee has been meeting twice a week since October, reviewing regulatory proposals for salmon, herring, and shellfish and giving the thumbs up or thumbs down in advance of the State Board of Fisheries meeting in Ketchikan next month. The Sitka AC meets via zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays through the deadline of December 22. Read More

Sitka Advisory Committee urges a swift end to halibut, salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea trawl fisheries

The Sitka Fish & Game Advisory Committee wants the federal government to cap the excessive bycatch of halibut, salmon, and other valuable species in the Bering Sea trawl fisheries, which primarily target pollock. “It should not be up to the small boat fleet to carry the burden of the trawl fleet's inability to catch their target species without collateral damage,” the committee's letter said. Read More
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