The Global Bycatch Exchange

Learn, connect, and contribute to reducing bycatch


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

What We Are Doing About It


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

Latest News

The grant application period is now closed. We are currently reviewing submissions and will announce the award winner(s) as soon as possible. Reports from past grantees can be accessed here:

More measures proposed by the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service to change fishing gear and practices for reduc…