by-catch by-catch


  • (n) unwanted marine creatures that are caught in the nets while fishing for another species


  1. Indeed, so many snappers are being scooped up as by-catch that the productivity of the fishery has been compromised.
  2. During the day, when the foreign-owned net boats arrive to offload tuna onto the freighters, locals motor out in their fiberglass boats to trade for the by-catch.



  1. "The Australian Government is proud of its global leadership in reducing by-catch of Australia's unique marine life through a number of legal and non-legal arrangements," Mr Turnbull said. "The release of the National Seal Strategy and...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source:

  2. "The reductions we have achieved on TACs (total allowable EU catch) on cod, and effort (days at sea), where cod is a species caught either directly or as a by-catch, are quite significant in themselves," said EU Fisheries Commissioner Joe Borg.
    on Dec 20, 2006 By: Joe Borg Source:

  3. "Government and the fishing industry have put in a concerted effort to lower the sea lion by-catch in the southern squid fishery. This is an excellent example of Government and industry working together," Jim Anderton said. "The success of...
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Jim Anderton Source: (press release)

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