Alaska Bycatch Review Task Force (ABRT) Overview

Governor Dunleavy created the Alaska Bycatch Review Task Force (ABRT) to help better understand unintended bycatch of high value fishery resources in State and federal waters. Administrative Order #326 was signed on November 18, 2021 and defines bycatch as fish which are harvested in a fishery but are not sold or kept.

The final report of the ABRT (PDF 18,204 kB) was published on December 8, 2022 and contains recommendations for the Governor on research, state engagement, and management measures related to bycatch.

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