NMFS proposes reduced halibut bycatch limits for Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries

nmfs_logoNOAA Fisheries NMFS (according to the Federal Register) is seeking public input on a plan that would tighten limits on the amount of halibut bycatch that could be caught in the commercial groundfish fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska. The proposed fishery management plan amendment, “Amendment 95,” would minimize halibut bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries to the extent practicable while preserving the potential for the full harvest of groundfish in the GOA. [email protected] 15:11

Laine Welch at Fish Radio wrote about this notice, and it’s worth clicking the link .17:47