Fisheries managers want to balance pollock catch against salmon returns

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, meeting in Kodiak today, narrowed down its options for reducing King salmon bycatch by the Bering Sea pollock fleet. The unintentional snaring of Chinook salmon by pollock boats has skyrocketed in recent years, and comes as subsistence and commercial fishermen in western Alaska have noticed less of the fish returning to their streams and river systems.

Casey Kelly, KMXT – Kodiak