Cetacean bycatch and pelagic trawling

Last edited 19 July 2005 at 7:00am
Publication date: 
20 July, 2005

The problem of bycatch

Summary

The biggest threat to marine ecosystems globally is destructive and unsustainable fishing practices. An estimated 23% of the global fisheries catch is thrown back into the sea, dead and wasted. As well as over-fishing target fish stocks, fisheries are destroying the biodiversity of the oceans.

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