Monster Seminar Jam - NMFS's Role in Bycatch Reduction
Mr. Lee Benaka, National Coordinator, Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program, NMFS Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service
NMFS works under several Federal mandates to reduce fisheries interactions, and the effects of those interactions, with living marine resources. Although NMFS performs a variety of bycatch reduction activities at each of its Regional Offices/Science Centers, the Office of Sustainable Fisheries attempts to ensure coordination as necessary through implementation of the NMFS National Bycatch Strategy, as well as the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program created through Section 316 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This presentation will provide an overview of NMFS bycatch reduction mandates, the NMFS National Bycatch Strategy, bycatch-reduction challenges and solutions from around the country, and the organization and achievements of the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.
Date and Time:
December 8, 2011,
10:30 am - 1:00 pm