Tag Archives: 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 03, 2013

    Entangled: Swordfish, Turtles & More

    by Ken Hinman The Pacific Fishery Management Council recently took a pass on proposals to expand the use of drift entanglement nets off the west coast, opting instead for another year of study. I went to meetings of the federal council in Tacoma, Washington last weekend to testify in favor of phasing-out the nets entirely…