Comments wanted as GOA trawl bycatch reduction program is crafted

Crafting a program to reduce trawl bycatch in Gulf groundfish fisheries has been underway for three years. In October the North Pacific Council will begin piecing the new program together in a process that could take several years. The new program will  include some form of catch shares (because it’s easy for regulators!)  If a member of the public is worried about bycatch management but they  don’t think catch shares are a viable alternative, we’d really appreciate hearing other ideas. (Because they can’t figure out any other way!!!) Listen, Read the rest here 17:47