The reduction of by-catch motivates much of what happens in commercial fisheries, driving decisions about gear, fishing locations, and more. Our industry is joined by the research community, which also devotes considerable time and thought to methods to improve fishing processes for the benefit of everyone.

Midwater Trawlers Cooperative Executive Director Heather Mann recently sat down with Oregon Public Broadcasting to talk about new research from UW’s Ray Hilborn in the area of “dynamic, temporary closures” of certain areas and how that would impact the quest to reduce by-catch. You can find the interview transcript by clicking here.