NPFMC Narrows Focus on Abundance-Based Management for Pacific Halibut Bycatch in Bering Sea
The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council clarified their focus to tie the management of halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea to abundance in a new motion that, after one amendment, was passed unanimously.
The final Council motion revised the purpose and need statement and the alternatives for an initial review analysis that will likely come at the April council meeting, scheduled for April 5-6, 2021.
The new Purpose and Need Statement reads as follows:
“Halibut is an important resource in the Bering Sea and Aleutian...
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