Seabird Bycatch Estimates for Alaska Groundfish Fisheries: 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 waters off Alaska. This annual report details seabird bycatch estimates by gear type for the years 2011 through 2021 and supplements the “Seabird Bycatch and Mitigation Efforts in Alaska Fisheries Summary Report: 2007 through 2015” (Eich et al. 2016), which has been supplemented previously with data from 2018 (Krieger et al. 2019), 2019 (Krieger and Eich 2020), and 2020 (Krieger and Eich 2021). The focus of this report is to add and describe seabird bycatch data for 2021. This report presents bycatch estimates from the following gear types: demersal longline, pelagic trawl, non-pelagic trawl, and pot.
Tide, C. and Eich, A.M. 2022. Seabird Bycatch Estimates for Alaska Groundfish Fisheries: 2021. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA technical memorandum NMFS-F/AKR-26, 49 p.