Terry Haines

Terry Haines

Bycatch, or un-utilized, non-target species unintentionally caught in commercial fisheries, is a hot topic in Alaska right now.

It has become a drum beat for indignant politicians, channeling the angst of angry voters who have seen their stocks of crab, halibut and king salmon plummet, while those same species are caught, killed, and discarded by high-volume trawl fisheries.

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