Able Seamen? Purse Seines Caught 80%-90% of Vulnerable Salmon
Added: (Sat Nov 24 2001)
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Research indicates that purse seines caught 80%-90% of the vulnerable migrating salmon present in Johnstone Strait during what were commonly 48- or 72-hour fishing openings:
In British Columbia, Canada, salmon purse seiners line up at fishing access points, forming well defined queues. These queues were measured over time in Johnstone Strait using a one dimensional recording scale. Sixty-one overflights of the fishing area were attempted; 51 flights were completed.
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Max Ledbetter, Ph.D.