The Winding Glass: What’s Up in the North Pacific?
[The Winding Glass is the commentary and opinion column by John Sackton, Founder of SeafoodNews]
Many communities in Alaska are up in arms over trawling. With closures of snow crab, king crab, and the collapse of chum fisheries on the Yukon, and Chinook fisheries statewide, desperate community leaders are demanding action against trawling.
They are fighting the wrong battle. The goal of fishery management is not to save every fish. It is to build and sustain populations of fish. The simple fact is that effort in Alaska’s trawl fisheries has...
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