Wednesday, January 15, 2014


A news brief of Jan, 8 entitled “Bycatch Limits Announced for Salmon Troll Fishery” detailed bycatch allowances for various species or species groups, and said in part that there is no limit on incidental harvest in other rockfish, sablefish and other groundfish fisheries.

There is no limit on incidental harvest of other rockfish and other groundfish taken in state waters. The state does have definite limits set for incidental bycatch of other Southeast rockfish, sablefish and groundfish fisheries.

Also bycatch allowance for sablefish is zero. For demersal shelf rockfish, the bycatch allowance is 10 percent, and for spiny dogfish, 35 percent.

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