Seabird Avoidance Measures for the Hook-and-Line Groundfish and Halibut Fisheries off Alaska

Overview

Description
Seabird Avoidance Measures Revisions
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
04/27/2009

Summary

Final Rule:

Revision to the seabird avoidance requirements for the hook-and-line groundfish and halibut fisheries in International Pacific Halibut Commission Area 4E. The final rule eliminates seabird avoidance requirements for hook-and-line vessels less than or equal to 55 ft (16.8 m) length overall in portions of Area 4E in the eastern Bering Sea. 

Background:

Seabird avoidance measures reduce the incidental mortality of seabirds in the hook-and-line fisheries off Alaska. Since 1997, NOAA Fisheries has implemented and revised seabird avoidance measures to mitigate interactions between the Federal hook-and-line fisheries and seabirds.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 04/24/2019

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