A number of recent comments on the blog have mentioned WASSIP.
Not being entirely sure of the meaning of this ugly acronym, Deckboss went fishing for answers.
Turns out WASSIP stands for Western Alaska Salmon Stock Identification Program.
Quite a few government, Native, commercial fishing and other organizations are part of the effort, which involves genetic analysis of commercial and subsistence chum and sockeye salmon.
The goal is to "help all stakeholders better understand the composition of harvests" in Western Alaska.
In other words, who's catching whose salmon!
Learn more about WASSIP here.
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