GOA Trawl Bycatch Management

Pacific halibut and Chinook salmon are taken as prohibited species catch (PSC) in the GOA groundfish trawl fisheries. In June 2012, the Council initiated the process of developing a program to provide the groundfish trawl fleet with tools for effective management of PSC, including incentives for minimization of bycatch, and vessel level accountability. (Related:  Reducing Bycatch in Alaska flyer.) Staff contact is Sam Cunningham: 907-271-1283.

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