NPFMC - Trawl Survey 2014
Attention: Participants in the Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Trawl Fishery
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) is considering the implementation of a new, yet to be defined, bycatch management program for the Gulf of Alaska groundfish trawl fishery. Changes in how fisheries are managed affect the people and communities participating in the fishery. NOAA Fisheries' Alaska Fisheries Science Center has developed a survey to study the social dimensions of the fishery both before and after the implementation of the bycatch management program.
NPFMC is looking for participants in the Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Trawl fishery to participate in a survey that will collect information for the baseline description. Participants include fishermen, vessel owners, vessel operators, groundfish License Limitation Program license owners, crew aboard groundfish vessels, catcher-processor operations, shoreside and inshore floating processors, tender owners and operators, and other individuals who are stakeholders in the fishery.
2014 Tendering Purse Seine Herring in Sitka, AK
Watch this video of tendering purse seine caught herring in the 2014 Sitka SacRoe Herring Fishery
Many thanks to Ry MacDonald and the F/V Deco Bay.
Keep Your Nautical Charts Updated
NOAA maintains the nation’s nautical charts and publications for U.S. coasts and the Great Lakes. Over a thousand charts cover 95,000 miles of shoreline and 3.4 million square nautical miles of waters.