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Local net shop producing fish excluders for industry

Posted: Thursday, Mar 28th, 2013


In preparation for the opening of the upcoming Oregon pink shrimp season, Sara Skamser’s Foulweather Trawl has been busy creating nets that will allow the shrimp to slip through a small, three-quarter-inch space to be retained in the codend – the part of the net where fish are retained. (Photo by Dennis Anstine)


In many ways, Newport has become the center of the West Coast’s version of the new catch-share fisheries management system, which caps the number of fish each commercial fisher can catch instead of having a quota for the entire industry.

For the complete article see the 03-29-2013 issue.

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