2013 week-44 South Sound chum Apple Cove Point purse-seine test fishery results (10/31/2013)

Today was the fourth week of test fishing for South Puget Sound chum at Apple Cove Point near Kingston.

We caught a total of 2,327 chum in six purse seine sets:

Set 1 – 1,251 chum (and 2 coho and 1 immature Chinook)

Set 2- 211 chum (and 1 coho)

Set 3 – 39 chum

Set 4 – 16 chum

Set 5- 55 chum (and 1 coho and 1 immature Chinook)

Set 6- 755 chum (and 1 coho)

The age distribution will be posted when it becomes available.

Our sample was 55% females.

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

The next test fishery is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6.