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Happening Now: PFMC set to vote on new forage fish rules today

PFMC SidebarRegional policymakers are expected to act today on an ecological plan that would mark a significant shift in the way West Coast fisheries are managed. The years-in-the-making proposal aims to protect several species of forage fish that are often overlooked, but provide a crucial food source for salmon and other marine wildlife. The plan reflects a move toward more broad ecosystem-based management, rather than the species-by-species approach that characterized previous policy. Click here to listen live. Read the rest here 11:57