West Coast Sardine Fishery Closed for Third Straight Season for Low Abundance
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] April 11, 2017
The Pacific Fishery Management Council announced the continued closure of the Pacific sardine directed fishery through June 30, 2018. This is the third annual closure in a row for this fishery.
Council members heard from scientists that the abundance forecast for the 2017- 2018 season, scheduled to start July 1, was significantly below the 150,000 metric ton threshold for a directed fishery. They also considered testimony from fishery participants and environmental groups before reaching a decision to close the directed fishery...
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