New National Bycatch Report Shows Unchanged Trend, but More Data
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recently released their latest national report on bycatch taken in hundreds of fisheries around the country in 2014 and 2015. Bycatch amounts were almost identical each year with a slight increase in 2015.
In 2014, the commercial fisheries included in the national bycatch report landed approximately 6,780.27 M lb and discarded an estimated 837.87 M lb. The fisheries included in this report for 2015 landed approximately 6,538.20 M lb and discarded an estimated 814.53 M lb.
Since 2011, NMFS has published an...
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