Lawmaker seeks funding for genetic analysis of salmon bycatch in Alaska pollock fishery

The pollock harvesting sector has argued chum salmon incidentally caught are non-Western, and that better genetic tracking is needed.

Mary Peltola's office said the genetic salmon information for chum bycatch "will be used by industry to better avoid salmon bound for Alaska rivers while still achieving large benefits from the pollock fishery."
Mary Peltola's office said the genetic salmon information for chum bycatch "will be used by industry to better avoid salmon bound for Alaska rivers while still achieving large benefits from the pollock fishery."Photo: Mary Peltola
Published 13 May 2024, 23:10Updated 13 May 2024, 23:10