Saving Salmon – How fishing fleets in Alaska use “Catch Share” based management and “hot spot” analysis to avoid salmon bycatch, while still feeding the world and promoting sustainable fishing practices.
On June 9th, the Marine Conservation Alliance will host an evening session on bycatch science and technology. The session’s purpose is to shares ideas, strategies, and factors behind bycatch occurrences in North Pacific and Bering Sea fisheries and we hope … Continued
Learn how Alaska’s largest fishery is pioneering new salmon bycatch avoidance technologies and practices.
SUMMARY The Bering Sea pollock fishery is one of the largest sources of wild, sustainable seafood in the world. It is also an outstanding example of the benefits of a cooperative-based Catch Share fishery. Under this Catch Share management plan, … Continued
SUMMARY Fisheries are an important part of the North Pacific and Bering Sea ecosystems. These ecosystems are recognized as vibrant, healthy and sustainable as a result of a science-based approach to fisheries management. A science-based approach to ecosystem management is … Continued
“Our precautionary approach to fishery management continues to provide sustainable seafood to millions,” said MCA President Frank Kelty. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (“NPFMC”) has unanimously approved its recommendations for the 2011 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (“BSAI”) groundfish … Continued
November 24, 2010 Mr. Jay Reich Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20230 Dr. Jane Lubchenco Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 14th & … Continued
The Development of Halibut Excluders to Reduce Bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska Cod Fisheries SUMMARY While halibut excluder usage already occurs in many Bering Sea bottom trawl fisheries, Gulf of Alaska trawlers represent a challenge because the rigid halibut … Continued
The Marine Conservation Alliance (MCA), a coalition of harvesters, processors and communities involved in the Alaska Groundfish and crab fisheries, urged the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to adopt the recommendation of its scientific advisors in setting the total allowable … Continued
Progress toward addressing the issues of bycatch and marine debris reduction will be featured at the MCA’s booth at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The 138th Annual Meeting of the AFS … Continued