Shifting Gears: Addressing the Collateral Impacts of Fishing Methods in U.S. Waters

  • May 01, 2003
  • By Lance E. Morgan and Ratana Chuenpagdee

The Environment Program of The Pew Charitable Trusts recognized the critical role that fishing gear plays in the ongoing debate about the health of the marine environment.  This publication,  a scientifically-based analysis of the varying impacts of fishing gear, can be a useful tool for the research community, resource managers, conservationists and policymakers to make informed judgments about the use of such gear in the future.