The Council received a final report on the exempted fishing permit for testing salmon excluder devices in the EBS pollock fisheries. The excluder tested in this EFP employs an ‘over and under” (O/U) design that achieved successful escapement (33-54%) in the GOA pollock fishery during previous trials. Three vessels were used and testing spanned the 2015 A season, the 2015 B season and the 2016 A season. Overall salmon escapement rates were lower than in the GOA (3-18% across the three vessels.) Previous flapper-type excluders used in the EBS pollock fishery had achieved higher escapement rates than the new O/U design. Lower performance was related to a variety of factors including higher catch rates and fish flow through net differences between the GOA and EBS pollock fisheries. Further refinement of the O/U design for use in the Bering Sea is likely to occur in subsequent experiments. Staff contact is Diana Stram.