National Fisherman


ANCHORAGE—Sonic tagging may help address a fisheries management problem in Upper Cook Inlet: the incidental catch of king salmon by setnetters and drift fleet fisherman who are actually after sockeye salmon off the shores of the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers.
 
The findings are in a study presented to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Saturday by Dr. David Welch of Nanaimo, Canada.
 
This could provide a pass-through corridor for sockeye and coho, while still allowing the commercial fleet and setnetters to fish.
 
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Inside the Industry

The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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Vigor will debut an affordable 142-foot freezer longliner designed specifically for North Pacific fishing at the 2016 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle.

 

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