Reduce Bycatch

In Alaska’s fisheries, hundreds of millions of pounds of unwanted marine life is thrown back into the sea each year as bycatch. Reducing this waste is a cornerstone of AMCC’s successful work to promote the long-term health of our marine ecosystems.

Bycatch is the incidental harvest of non-target species including fish, crab, corals, sponges and other marine life. High bycatch numbers can represent a significant source of mortality in a given population. This is a major concern for species such as salmon, halibut and crab that are critical to Alaska’s subsistence, sport and directed commercial fisheries.

AMCC works collaboratively with concerned fishermen and coastal residents to advocate for fishery management solutions that minimize bycatch.

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