Daily Archives: December 9, 2012

North Pacific council seeks more ideas for Bering Sea chum bycatch

Dec  8, 2012

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council worked on an initial review of  a chum salmon bycatch effort Dec. 7 and 8. The council’s agenda for this meeting includes two efforts to reduce bycatch – one targeting chum caught by Bering Sea pollock fleet, and the other targeting  Gulf of Alaska Chinooks. Today’s action was for the Bering Sea. http://www.alaskajournal.com/Blog-Fish-Bytes/April-2012/North-Pacific-council-seeks-more-ideas-for-Bering-Sea-chum-bycatch/


A Fishery on Lake Tahoe? Who Knew! Lake Tahoe crayfish traps being stolen at ‘huge’ cost to local harvester

Someone is stealing traps laid in the waters of Lake Tahoe to catch crayfish, a crime the owner of Tahoe’s first commercial fishing operation in decades says is crushing his business. http://www.rgj.com/article/20121207/NEWS/312070051/Lake-Tahoe-crayfish-traps-being-stolen-huge-cost-local-harvester

Oregon bans gill nets on Columbia River – action infuriates commercial fishermen

PORTLAND — The state Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to ban the use of gill nets to catch fish on the main stem of the Columbia River, relegating the primary commercial-­fishing tool to side channels and tributaries. http://www.registerguard.com/web/news/cityregion/29151699-41/commercial-fishing-fish-gill-fishers.html.csp

Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance Weekly Update December 9, 2012

Logo-RIFA 4     “The Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance is dedicated to its mission of continuing to help create sustainable fisheries without putting licensed fishermen out of business.”    http://hosted.vresp.com/1181479/489d7e8d3c/545568053/ad93d20bca/