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Qualitative Estimates of Current Gillnet Loss in the Puget Sound Commercial Salmon Fisheries through Semi-Structured Interviews

Introduction

Since 2002 the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative (NWSI) has been conducting derelict fishing gear (DFG) surveys, research and removal in the Salish Sea waters of Washington State (Puget Sound, Straits of Juan de Fuca and Georgia Strait), referred to in this document as the Puget Sound . . .