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Preventing the Loss of Gillnets in Puget Sound Salmon Fisheries

Summary

The 2010 federal listing of three rockfish species in Puget Sound under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was the impetus for this project. Under the subsequent NOAA review in the Biological Opinion (BiOp) accompanying the 4(d) evaluation of the Puget Sound Chinook harvest plan, the ESA and derelict fishing gear were explicitly linked...