Fact Sheet

Bycatch and Monitoring

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. Find out more about the solutions that could help resolve many problems in this fishery.

Fact Sheet File: Herring Alliance: Bycatch and Monitoring