bycatch bycatch


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


  • Up to half the marine life caught by fishers is discarded, often dead, as bycatch, and vibrant coral forests are still being stripped bare by dragnets.


  1. Rally against bycatch laws, for Bering Sea canyon protection reaches Juneau

    Two dozen tribal representatives gathered at Marine Park on Wednesday morning to rally against current Chinook salmon bycatch laws throughout the state.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Juneau Empire

  2. Council Votes for New Restrictions on Bycatch

    Fisheries managers have voted for new restrictions on the Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet in an effort to limit Chinook salmon bycatch.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Alaska Superstation

  3. Gulf of Alaska Trawlers Face New Cap On Chinook Bycatch

    This weekend, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to put new restrictions on the Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet in an effort to curb chinook salmon bycatch.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Alaska Public Radio Network

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  1. "We've reanalyzed, readdressed overfishing, bycatch and habitat. We have 43 frameworks and 16 amendments to address these problems," Parker said, adding that, so far, efforts have failed.
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Paul Parker Source: Bourne Courrier

  2. "No one wants to see seabirds being hurt or killed," said New Zealand Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton. "The government is committed to working with the fishing industry and other stakeholders to solve the problem of seabird bycatch and to...
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Jim Anderton Source: Environment News Service

  3. "Fisheries and Oceans Canada is pleased to be contributing funding to WWF's Smart Gear competition," said the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. "Bycatch is a serious problem and this competition is one way that...
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Loyola Hearn Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

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