National Marine Fisheries Service is revising its regulations for weighing fish at-sea – Federal Regulators Crack Down on Fish Fraud

The Bering Sea’s large catcher-processors weigh their harvest as it heads to the processing line on what’s known as a flow-scale – a section of conveyor belt that takes dozens of measurements per second. When properly calibrated, flow-scales give fisheries managers a very accurate estimate of the amount of fish being harvested. But like all scales, they can be manipulated. [email protected] – Unalaska The changes could start being implemented as soon as January 2015. 2015???

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