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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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