West Coast Forum
Bycatch and Protected Species
September 28-29, 2009 • Monterey, CA
The 2009 West Coast Forum explored the causes and consequences of fisheries bycatch, and potential management strategies and innovations for addressing bycatch challenges. Additional objectives for the Forum included clarifying the statutory and regulatory requirements related to bycatch, examining the roles of research and monitoring programs, and considering the role of information and uncertainty in the decision-making process.