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PSC Limits, Observers Discussed at NPFMC


April 1, 2018

Federal fisheries managers are reconsidering adjustments in the Chinook salmon prohibited species catch limits for non-Pollock catcher vessels in the Gulf of Alaska, with final action now set for June in Kodiak.

After much discussion of an initial review draft during the February meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in Seattle, revisions in the draft review analysis were approved, and the council put the matter back on its agenda for the spring meeting, April 2-10 in Anchorage.

Proposed changes in the PSC limits are rooted in concerns that harvesters could once again exce...

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