Measuring the harvest and escapement numbers of specific species assists Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game in their deployment of a viable fishery management strategy, one that considers time, area and gear type for catching different fish. The goal? Provide for optimal harvests while sustaining each salmon species.
TO DEFINE MAXIMUM SUSTAINABLE YIELD, ASSUMES A HIGH LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE TARGET POPULATION (BIOMASS, LIFE CYCLE, AGE GROUPS + HABITAT UTILIZATION). MOST WORLD FISHERIES DON’T HAVE THIS INFORMATION AVAILABLE.