Commercial Fishermen Pondering Plans For Salmon Season Amid Virus

Here’s a little more about the plans and attempt to keep workers safe while the virus continues to spread from the Associated Press:

The goal is to standardize new health guidelines and corresponding procedures for each fishery to ensure fishermen and support workers know what is expected, Leach said.

Industry leaders are developing and submitting vessel action plans to the state detailing steps they plan to take to prevent the spread of the virus while fishing and how they will respond if a ship worker develops symptoms during the season, Leach said.

“Just because we’re considered a critical workforce doesn’t mean that we can just run off and start fishing,” Leach said.