Bering Sea/ Aleutian Islands Bycatch debate far from being finished – and other news

Bering Sea halibut fishermen narrowly missed getting a reduction of trawl bycatch at the latest  meeting after a tied vote on a petition for emergency action by the state of Alaska. At issue are the drastic cuts being made to the directed halibut fishery in the Bering Sea and the lack of similar cuts to the bycatch mortality by trawlers. That is not the end of it, however. Read the rest here 19:05