[MARMAM] NOAA Fisheries Bycatch Strategy, requesting comments by July 10th

Jonathan Shannon - NOAA Federal jonathan.shannon at noaa.gov
Fri Jun 12 07:52:03 PDT 2015


Dear Colleagues,



NOAA Fisheries wants to hear your thoughts on how we can better address
bycatch.



We are taking a fresh look at our approaches to reducing bycatch and
release mortality with a view toward revising the NOAA Fisheries Bycatch
Strategy. With your help, we will build on past successes to develop new,
innovative approaches to reduce and minimize bycatch.



Bycatch is a complex issue that involves many topics including monitoring,
research, implementation and management, enforcement, and evaluating
program effectiveness. We also strive to communicate to ensure our efforts
are well understood and to foster effective partnerships. We are interested
in hearing your opinions and ideas on effective solutions to managing
bycatch within these areas.



We are particularly interested in your feedback on the following questions:

·        What do we do well?

·        What can we do better? How can we improve our effectiveness?

·        Are there specific science and management approaches we should
emphasize?

·        How should we prioritize our activities?

·        What kind of incentives would help fishermen to minimize bycatch?

·        How can we use partnerships to be more effective?



Please provide your input by July 10 to nmfs.bycatch at noaa.gov. We will
provide additional information and opportunities for input throughout this
process.  In the meantime, please visit our new Bycatch website
<http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2015/05/05_07_15whatisbycatch.html> to
find the latest information on NOAA Fisheries’ bycatch reduction work.



Thank you for your participation!

Sincerely,

Eileen Sobeck



Jonathan Shannon
*Outreach Specialist*
NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office: 301-427-8431
jonathan.shannon at noaa.gov





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