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Seabird Bycatch Estimates for Alaska Groundfish Fisheries: 2020

October 05, 2021

Annual update of estimates of seabirds caught as bycatch in commercial groundfish and halibut fisheries operating in Federal waters off Alaska

NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) annually updates estimates of seabirds caught as bycatch in commercial groundfish and halibut fisheries operating in Federal waters off Alaska.  This annual report details seabird bycatch estimates by gear type for the years 2011 through 2020 and supplementsthe “Seabird Bycatch and Mitigation Efforts in Alaska Fisheries Summary Report: 2007 through 2015” (Eich et al. 2016),  which has been supplemented previously with data through 2018 (Krieger et al. 2019) and 2019 (Krieger and Eich 2020).  The focus of this report is to add and describe seabird bycatch data for 2020.  This report presents bycatch estimates from the following gear types: demersal longline, pelagic trawl, non-pelagic trawl, and pot.

Krieger, J.R. and Eich, A.M. 2021. Seabird Bycatch Estimates for Alaska Groundfish Fisheries: 2020. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/AKR-25, 40 p.    10.25923/a0fb-nt02

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/05/2021

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