Alaska trollers will gear up to fight endangered listing for king salmon
January 24, 2024
Southeast salmon fishermen say they weren’t surprised by the news that the nonprofit Wild Fish Conservancy has launched a fresh effort that could shut down Alaska’s king salmon fisheries.
Last year, Southeast Alaska king salmon troll fisheries were threatened by a lawsuit from the Washington state-based organization in the name of protecting an important food source for Puget Sound killer whales.
The latest threat comes from the conservancy’s announcement that it will seek listing of Alaska king salmon under the protection of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).
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