Research indicates that purse seiners (back in the 1980s) caught 80%-90% of the vulnerable migrating salmon present in Johnstone Strait during what were commonly 48- or 72-hour fishing openings.

In British Columbia, Canada, salmon purse seiners line up at fishing access points, forming well defined queues. These queues were measured over time in Johnstone Strait using a one-dimensional recording scale. Sixty-one overflights of the fishing area were attempted; 51 flights were completed.

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