Board sets new sockeye escapement goals for 2015

Several in the SAFS community have been working on a management strategy evaluation for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon. Findings were presented to the Alaska Board of Fish resulting in changes to seasonal management targets, reported by The Bristol Bay Times.

Last week the Department of Fish and Game adopted a wider range with raised upper ends for sockeye escapement goals in most Bristol Bay rivers. These new Sustainable Escapement Goals are accompanied by regulatory language that recommends Department of Fish & Game manage for escapement proportional to the size of the run in a given year.

These changes are the result of a study carried out by fisheries biologists and economists following the 2012 Board of Fish meeting in Naknek. Read more >>

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