Tag Archives: Drift nets

  • March 19, 2014

    Pacific Council Makes Plans to Phase-Out Drift Nets

    Pacific Council Makes Plans to Phase-Out Drift Nets The Pacific Fishery Management Council, at its March meeting in Sacramento, Calif., took several steps toward developing a “comprehensive plan” for moving away from the use of drift gill nets to catch swordfish in favor of more “environmentally and economically sustainable” types of gear.  The council restated...
  • March 05, 2014

    Get Rid of Drift Nets, Bring in Safer, “Greener” Gears

    It’s Time to Remove Mile-Long Entanglement Nets from the California Coast Wild Oceans is urging the Pacific Fishery Management Council to phase-out the use of drift gill nets in the west coast swordfish fisheries and begin phasing-in more sustainable alternative gears demonstrated to have minimal bycatch of non-target billfish, sharks, sea turtles and other vulnerable...