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Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program

NOAA Fisheries’ Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch. Our mission is to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.

Funding for Innovative Bycatch Solutions

High-priority areas for 2017 projects include:

For more information, download the call for proposals or contact Erin Wilkinson, National Bycatch Coordinator.

Reports to Congress

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