by-catch


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by-catch

(bī′kăch′, -kĕch′)
n.
The portion of a fishing catch that is discarded as unwanted or commercially unusable.

by-catch

n
(Fishing) unwanted fish and other sea animals caught in a fishing net along with the desired kind of fish
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Noun1.by-catch - 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"
marine animal, marine creature, sea animal, sea creature - any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
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A letter from five seafood industry leaders to the Ministry of Primary Industries highlights the fisheries' growing unease with the government's proposal to install video cameras on all commercial fishing vessels to monitor by-catch of other species and illegal fish dumping.
Large sharks are occasionally caught as by-catch by commercial fishing vessels using giant nets.
The main purpose of the project is to build capacity of fisher folk to decrease post-harvest losses, reduce by-catch and over-fishing in the marine waters of Pakistan.
By the thousands, they accidentally end up as by-catch across the North Atlantic, and I hope that our studies can help to bring a greater focus on the Greenland shark in the future.
The team looked at 28 sharks, most of which had died after being caught in fishing nets as by-catch.
The whale shark also gets caught as a by-catch alongside tuna, which is also under threat from overfishing.
However, data on landings was not available especially regarding sharks and rays as they were caught as a by-catch.
Moreover, turtles face growing pressures such as by-catch resulting from shrimp fishing practices mainly through trawling.
Green sea turtle populations have rebounded in part due to 37 years of endangered species protections, improvements in commercial fishing gear to avoid accidental by-catch, and preservation of habitat such as the Archie Carr reserve, Mansfield said.
By-catch of all species (aside from, say the targeted bream) was significant, and coupled with the harvest of juvenile fish from shallower waters placed unsustainable pressure on the fish resources of the lake.
Commercial trawling fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), including the Mississippi Sound, and east coast of the United States discard large amounts of by-catch which benefit bottlenose dolphins foraging these fish (Wassenberg and Hill 1990).
html, a Digital Catch Monitoring System, will help fishermen to both optimize their harvest and minimize costly by-catch waste.