Fishing Gear Innovations Drive Amazing Results in Bycatch Reduction, Quality Improvements and Habitat Protection

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What happens when federal fisheries management leaves room for fishermen, scientists and gear manufacturers to work together? Spoiler alert: dramatically reduced bycatch of juvenile fish; significant reduction in carbon footprint; higher catches; up to 90% less seafloor impact; and improved product quality. To quote one pioneering West Coast fisherman, “It’s amazing.”

In this video, follow a three-stage process as West Coast fishermen, Environmental Defense Fund, NOAA Fisheries and a broad range of commercial fishing stakeholders work together to create wins for fish, fishermen and our marine environment.