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Oceana Bycatch Report

Oceana Bycatch Report

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The Gulf of Mexico shrimp and long-line fisheries are named as some of the nine “dirtiest fisheries” in a report released on Thursday, March 20, 2014, by the ocean conservation and advocacy nonprofit Oceana. The “Wasted Catch” report lists fisheries that have the largest amount of bycatch, which is fish and wildlife that are unintentionally caught when fishers are attempting to catch other species.
The Gulf of Mexico shrimp and long-line fisheries are named as some of the nine “dirtiest fisheries” in a report released on Thursday, March 20, 2014, by the ocean conservation and advocacy nonprofit Oceana. The “Wasted Catch” report lists fisheries that have the largest amount of bycatch, which is fish and wildlife that are unintentionally caught when fishers are attempting to catch other species.

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Authors: Amanda Keledjian, Gib Brogan, Beth Lowell, Jon Warrenchuk, Ben Enticknap, Geoff Shester, Michael Hirshfield and Dominique Cano-Stocco
WASTED CATCH: UNSOLVED PROBLEMS IN U.S. FISHERIES
 
© Brian Skerry
 
ACCORDING TO SOME ESTIMATES, GLOBAL BYCATCH MAY AMOUNT TO
40 PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S CATCH,
TOTALING 63 BILLION POUNDS PER YEAR

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