Leaman, Bruce M. and Williams, Gregg H.
Collaborative Pacific Halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis, Bycatch Control by Canada and the United States.
Marine Fisheries Review, 66(2),
ABSTRACT—Bycatch mortality of Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis, in nontarget fisheries is composed primarily of
immature fish, and substantial reductions in yield to directed halibut fisheries result from this bycatch. Distant-water bottomtrawl fleets operating off the North American coast, beginning in the mid 1960’s, experienced bycatch mortality of over 12,000 t annually. Substantial progress on reducing this bycatch was not achieved until the of extension fisheries jurisdictions by the United States and Canada in 1977. Bycatch began to increase again during the expansion of domestic catching capacity for
groundfish, and by the early 1990’s it had returned to levels seen during the period of foreign fishing. Collaborative action by Canada and the United States through the International Pacific Halibut Commission has resulted in substantial reductions in bycatch mortality in some areas. Methods of control have operated at global, fleet, and individual vessel levels. We evaluate the
hierarchy of effectiveness for these control measures and identify regulatory needs for optimum effects. New monitoring technologies offer the promise of more cost-effective approaches to bycatch reduction.
||Collaborative Pacific Halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis, Bycatch Control by Canada and the United States
|Leaman, Bruce M.|
|Williams, Gregg H. |
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||Marine Fisheries Review
||United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Patti M. Marraro
||15 Aug 2012 17:51
||15 Aug 2012 17:52
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