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Monday, 14 April 2014

Wasted Catch - the report

Oceana, the largest international organisation for ocean conservation, has released a new report exposing nine of the dirtiest fisheries in the United States. These nine fisheries combined throw away almost half of what they catch and are responsible for more than 50 percent of all reported bycatch in the U.S., injuring and killing thousands of protected and endangered species every year.
Below is an infographic by Oceana that illustrates how destructive fishing practices, particularly trawling/bycatch, devastate the marine environment: