NMFS Files Emergency Rule to Allow West Coast Sablefish Season to Extend Beyond October
COVID-19's disruption to the seafood industry continues with a tumultuous turn for the primary fixed gear sablefish fleet off the West Coast. Sablefish fishermen made an impassioned plea to the Pacific Fishery Management Council in September, requesting the primary limited entry fixed gear season be extended to the end of the year.
It's the first time in 20 years this sector would not be able to harvest more than 90 percent of its allocation ...
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