As the Pollock season wraps up in the Bering Sea, the Association of Village Council Presidents and the Tanana Chiefs Conference want immediate action to protect declining Western Alaska wild Chinook Salmon stocks from trawl bycatch. Wednesday they filed a joint petition for emergency regulations with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to crack down on Chinook or king salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea Pollock fishery for the remainder of the 2014 season. KYUK’s Daysha Eaton has more.
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