National Bycatch Reduction Strategy
This strategy builds on past and ongoing efforts to reduce bycatch.
The goal of the 2016 National Bycatch Reduction Strategy is to guide and coordinate NOAA Fisheries’ efforts to reduce bycatch and bycatch mortality in support of sustainably managing fisheries and recovering and conserving protected species. Implementation of this Strategy will occur at the regional, national, and international levels. NOAA Fisheries headquarters’ offices, regional offices, and science centers, in coordination with our partners and stakeholders, will develop implementation plans in 2017.