Halibut Bycatch Final

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council Voted for the following Halibut Bycatch Reductions by sector today in Sitka


Final motion as passed cuts A80 by 25%, A80 limited access by 40%, Bering Sea limited access (TLAS) by 15%, Pcod hook and line by 15% and CDQ by 20%. 

Votes in favor:  Tweit, Cross, Down, Hyder, Dersham, Merrill.  Carried 6:3

*Note: the motion would have carried even if Kineen and Long had not been recused.  

Read more: C-2 NPFMC June Sitka