Had it with high halibut bycatch? Tell the NPFMC by May 26

pacific_halibutAlaskans across the state are demanding that fishery overseers say bye-bye to halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea. More than six million pounds of mostly small halibut are discarded as bycatch each year in trawl fisheries targeting flounders, rockfish, perch, mackerel and other groundfish besides pollock. In two weeks federal fish managers will decide whether to cut the bycatch level by up to 50 percent. “This is about conservation of the resource in a region that provides halibut for all other regions throughout the state. Really, this is halibut ground zero.”  Listen, and read the rest here 18:29

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