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CEO Note: “Wasted Cash” Report Reveals Staggering Cost of Bycatch

Bycatch

(Photo: Oceana / María José Cornax)

Discarding fish is akin to throwing money into the ocean, yet the U.S. fishing industry wastes millions of pounds of seafood each year. Bycatch is not only wasteful, but kills countless numbers of marine creatures like dolphins, sea turtles, and sharks in the process.


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New Oceana Report Unveils Wasted Cash in U.S. Fisheries

Wasted Cash report shows the striking cost of bycatch.

(Photo: Oceana)

Bycatch, the capture and waste of non-target fish and ocean wildlife, costs fishermen and the marine environment in more ways than one.  In addition to being ecologically wasteful, discarding fish is akin to throwing money into the ocean.  Today, Oceana released a new report that spotlights the economic losses from bycatch—an amount that could reach a staggering $1 billion annually.   


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