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Annual Report for the Alaska Groundfish Fisheries Chinook Salmon Incidental Catch and ESA Consultation

Annual report on salmon incidental catch in the Alaska groundfish fisheries, including current information on salmon bycatch reduction measures and sources for the genetic composition of salmon caught in these fisheries. This report updates previous
October 14, 2019 - Other Reports ,

Amendment 119 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and Amendment 107 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska

If approved, Amendments 119/107 would require that the operator of a catcher vessel required to have a federal fishery permit using hook-and-line, pot, or jig in the EEZ of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) to retain and
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12/14/2019

Exempted Fishing Permits in Alaska - Federal Register Rules and Notices

Notice of Application: This notice announces receipt of an exempted fishing permit (EFP) application from United Catcher Boats for pollock catcher vessels (CVs) using pelagic trawl gear in the eastern Bering Sea (BS) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) to
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Published
12/14/2019

Annual Report for the Alaska Groundfish Fisheries Chinook Salmon Coded Wire Tag and Recovery Data for ESA Consultations

Alaska Region's data on salmon incidental catch in the Alaska groundfish fisheries, including stock of origin and coded wire tag (CWT) data for salmon caught in the Alaska groundfish fisheries. This report supplements the annual report data on salmon
July 15, 2019 - Other Reports ,

BYCATCH REDUCTION DEVICE PICTURES

Graphic representations of bycatch reduction devices required for use in shrimp trawls fished shoreward of the 100-fathom (183-meter) depth contour in the Gulf of Mexico, and within the EEZ of the South Atlantic region.

Bycatch Reduction Device Testing Manual - 2016

This Bycatch Reduction Device Testing Manual (Manual) establishes a standardized process for evaluating whether bycatch reduction device (BRD) candidates meet the established bycatch reduction criterion.
June 28, 2019 - Policy and Guidance ,

Reducing Bycatch Helps Restore Sea Turtle Populations

Watch this video to see how we are working to reduce bycatch, helping to restore sea turtle populations after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
June 11, 2019 - Video ,
Swimming sea turtle

Illuminated Nets Could Provide A Brighter Future For Sea Turtles

Illuminated gillnets are helping reduce bycatch of protected species like sea turtles.
June 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Fishermen prepare to set out nets with green LED lights attached. Sunset in background.

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on an Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit to Test an Experimental Shrimp Trawl Bycatch Reduction Device in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters

FB19-031 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin, For More Information, Contact; Frank Helies, 727-824-5305, Frank.Helies@noaa.gov
June 03, 2019 -

Frequent Questions: Release Protocols for Endangered Species Act-Listed Sea Turtles and Smalltooth Sawfish

Protocol for Federally-Permitted Commercial and For-hire Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish and South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Fisheries. Updated 05/2019