AFSC Speeds Up Data Collection To Tackle Bycatch Issues

Chinook salmon. File photo. Researchers with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) say they’re speeding up the process of gathering data to share with the fisheries managers and others on the decline of Chinook and chum salmon runs, particularly in western Alaska. The AFSC, which is collaborating with state and federal researchers, as well as […]

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Roadway Runoff Lethal to Coho, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead: Report

A chart detailing different fish species’ cumulative and time to mortality under roadway runoff. Image: NOAA Fisheries. Researchers with NOAA Fisheries have released a report showing that stormwater runoff containing a toxic compound from automobile tires washed into streams is lethal to protected coho salmon, Pacific steelhead and Chinook salmon, while sockeyes appear to be […]

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New Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Proposed for IPHC Area 2A

Image via International Pacific Halibut Commission. NOAA Fisheries has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to create a permitting system for the Pacific halibut commercial and recreational charter halibut fisheries in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Area 2A offshore of Washington Oregon and California. The action would also establish a regulatory framework for […]

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