Major US seafood groups say bycatch language in Magnuson reauthorization legislation could lead to shut down of whitefish and other fisheries

One of the issues is the legislation could remove language that currently requires US fisheries to manage bycatch 'to the extent practicable.'

Lobbyists for the Amendment 80 fleet have signed onto a letter opposing bycatch amendments for the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).
Lobbyists for the Amendment 80 fleet have signed onto a letter opposing bycatch amendments for the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).Photo: NOAA
Published 30 September 2022, 14:22Updated 3 October 2022, 13:12