Cod, Mackerel Restrictions Aim to Protect Steller Sea Lions

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Pacific cod and Atka mackerel fisheries in the western Aleutian Islands area will be restricted starting January first.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries service issued the final interim ruling Wednesday.  The move is aimed at protecting the western Aleutians Steller Sea Lions, which feed on cod and mackerel.

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