National Bycatch Program
|Bycatch can have significant social, environmental, and economic impacts. As part of its National Bycatch Strategy, NOAA's Fisheries Service is committed to implementing conservation and management measures for living marine resources that will minimize, to the extent practicable, bycatch and the mortality of bycatch that cannot be avoided.|
Bycatch in the News
- Proposed List of Fisheries for 2013 The List of Fisheries classifies each commercial fishery into one of three categories based on the level of serious injury and mortality of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. Comments must be received by May 22, 2013.
- A Pilot Study Tetsting the Efficacy of a Flexible Sorting Grid Rockfish Excluder in the U.S. Pacific Hake Fishery Funding for this study was provided by the NOAA Fisheries Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program
- Researchers and Fishermen Work Together to Reduce Bycatch and Maximize Fishing Opportunities
- Marine Mammal Bycatch in Gillnet and Other Entangling Net Fisheries, 1990 to 2011
- A Flexible Sorting Grid to Reduce Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the U.S. West Coast Groundfish Bottom Trawl Fishery Funding for this study was provided by the NOAA Fisheries Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program
- 2014 Mid-Atlantic Reserch Set-Aside Funding Opportunity Applications are due by May 6, 2013.