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West Coast fisheries to see ecosystem approach

April 9, 2013 • Business


FILE – This Sept. 17, 2008 file photo shows fishing boats tied up in Garibaldi, Ore. The Pacific Fishery Management Council is to vote Tuesday, April 9, 2013 on adopting a fishery ecosystem management program, which will guide it in making decisions on spot and commercial fishing seasons, quotas and fishing methods on the West Coast. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal fisheries managers for the West Coast are poised for a major change in the way they make sure that plenty of fish remain in the sea.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is meeting in Portland this week. On Tuesday, it’s expected to adopt a new ecosystem management approach to managing the catch off Oregon, Washington and California.

That means that when making decisions on sport and commercial fishing seasons, quotas and fishing Login to read more

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