This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – The expanded observer program’s first annual report is revealed this week.

FISH-With-Mic-Logo-GRAPHIC-303-x-400-e1360148757522The category with the most new coverage and information was the catcher vessel hook and line in the Gulf of Alaska   —  in that fishery we did see some substantial discards in those fisheries compared to some other gear types — in the skate fisheries, rockfish, shark and halibut discards in the directed halibut fishery in particular   – that we didn’t have information on before. Read more here 19:19