2015 U.S. West Coast Swordfish Meeting

This meeting took place May 11-12, 2015, in La Jolla, California.  It brought together stakeholders to share information and discuss perspectives on the long-term sustainability of the U.S. West Coast Swordfish fisheries.

Objective: Stakeholders will consider existing West Coast swordfish fisheries while exploring complementary strategies for optimizing fishing for highly migratory species. This conversation will take into consideration balancing sustainable fisheries with reducing bycatch and identify potential ways to reach this goal.


Meeting Proceedings

Key Outcomes Memo (revised September 1, 2015) 637 kb

Background Materials

Agenda 94 kb

Thresher Shark Fact Sheet  390 kb

Bycatch Comparisons  253 kb

Eco Cast Info sheet 440 kb

Sustainable Seafood

For more information, contact NMFS, West Coast Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division.