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Alaska groups seek cut in salmon bycatch caught by pollock industry

Tribal organizations and fishing groups in Alaska are urging federal fishery managers to drastically reduce the number of king salmon allowed to be inadvertently caught by commercial pollock trawlers each year. Industry representatives, however, say the harvest of king salmon bycatch has never come close to reaching those limits. They also say some of the salmon caught is frozen and distributed through food banks. “The pollock fishery and the boat owners and the captains are all very, very well aware of the crisis that is occurring in these communities,, Read the rest here 11:18