Bycatch of Sablefish, Halibut Raise Hackles in Homer
Bycatch in the Bering Sea is making big waves this week as fishery managers meet in Homer.
Scientists with the North Pacific Council revealed last week that sablefish bycatch of nearly five million pounds has been taken by Bering Sea trawlers this year, more than triple their bycatch allocation of 1.4 million pounds.
The sablefish, also called black cod, is being taken by boats targeting pollock and flatfish. Nearly all of the sablefish gets tossed overboard as a prohibited species, as required by federal law...
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