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NPFMC revamps observer program after first annual report

23523_354387901211_7651997_aNOME — The North Pacific Fishery Management Council took action to address issues with the revised marine observer program June 5, including getting rid of the vessel selection pool that put observers on certain smaller boats for 60 days at a time. Read more here 12:39

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