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  • n  unwanted marine creatures that are caught in the nets while fishing for another species
    thousands of dolphins and porpoises and whales are killed as part of the by-catch each year

  • Indeed, so many snappers are being scooped up as by-catch that the productivity of the fishery has been compromised.
  • A problem with this is "by-catch," undersize fish or unwanted species that go back over the side, dead.
  • 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.

  • Malcolm Turnbull in
    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...
  • Joe Borg in
    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.
  • Jim Anderton in (press release)
    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...

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