This presentation will provide a high level overview of bycatch in groundfish fisheries in the North Pacific. Measures taken by the Council to minimize prohibited species bycatch of Chinook salmon and Pacific halibut will be discussed in more detail. The presentation will conclude with an update on the Council's evaluation of alternatives to establish abundance-based halibut bycatch limits for the BSAI bottom trawl catcher-processor sector.
Panelist: David Witherell (Executive Director) and Diana Stram (Senior Scientist) North Pacific Fishery Management Council
This webinar is sponsored by Alaska Boats & Permits, Inc., a proud supporter of UFA.