Support Bycatch Reduction!
Banned in Southeast Alaska, large scale industrial trawling, the practice of dragging a net through the water or along the bottom of the ocean and indiscriminately catching everything in its path, is run by large scale corporate fisheries operations across Alaska and the world. Trawl fleets and at sea processors that target pollock and flat fish have a tremendous annual bycatch of king salmon, halibut, and all other species. While we all want access to fish for all, we do not believe this should come at such a great cost to coastal and rural communities, Tribes and indigenous peoples across Alaska. Alaska Representative Mary Peltola's team is seeking feedback as they are working on ideas to reduce bycatch in Alaska.