Final Notes

These bycatch mitigation and handling guidelines were developed with the input of scientists, skippers, crew, and fisheries managers. However best practices are always evolving, and if new information becomes available, ISSF will update this guidance. Also, if your experience as an observer suggests alternative methods of successful bycatch mitigation and handling, we are always eager to test such techniques during our research cruises. There will be a place to share such information at the end of this module, and ISSF encourages you to do so as long as it does not violate any rules of confidentiality.