Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Alaska, Skeena, Bulkley
In AK waters, Aleutian and Bearing Sea, Chinook and chum salmon bycatch has tripled since 2006 to 2011 or so. About 4-5 years ago by catch reduction was implemented to improve the management of Chinook and chum salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery. This definitely had a positive effect on returns, especially King Salmon. Also, there is a very few anglers in Kuskokwim and Yukon watershed and harvest is limited to 1 ( one ) King only. A reduction in subsistence fishing was also generally obeyed by Yupik Eskimos and Alaskan Athabascans Indians.