2012 week-45 South Sound chum Apple Cove Point purse-seine test fishery results (11/7/2012)

Today was the fifth week of test fishing for South Puget Sound chum at Apple Cove Point near Kingston. Catches were poor.

We caught a total of 121 chum in six purse seine sets:

Set 1 – 5 chum (and 2 coho and 3 immature Chinook)

Set 2- 1 chum (and 1 immature Chinook)

Set 3 – 3 chum

Set 4 – 30 chum (and 1 coho and 1 immature Chinook)

Set 5- 30 chum (and 2 coho and 1 immature Chinook)

Set 6 – 3 chum

The age breakdown will be posted here when it becomes available.

This week’s catch was 63% females.

Questions can be directed to Bill Patton at the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission  <wpatton@nwifc.org>  (360) 528-4383.

The next test fishery, if deemed necessary, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14.