New England Ocean Conservation


A growing concern in industrial-scale fishery


Bycatch is a growing concern in the Atlantic herring fishery – improved monitoring of these industrial vessels is needed. The New England Fishery Management Council is currently developing new monitoring and bycatch rules to include in Amendment 5 to the Atlantic herring fishery management plan. Bycatch -- the unintended capture of unwanted fish and other animals during fishing -- is a growing concern in this industrial-scale fishery.

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Christine Fletcher

Officer, Communications