The Global Bycatch Exchange

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What is Bycatch?

Bycatch is the unintentional capture of marine life in fishing gear. It is one of the principal threats to marine biodiversity worldwide. Every year, at least 7.3 million tons or more of marine life are caught as bycatch.  Read More

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Find references and summaries from bycatch reduction studies, and descriptions of bycatch mitigation techniques.