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Oceans at Risk: Wasted Catch and the Destruction of Marine Life

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February 1, 2002

This report by Oceana shows an in-depth analysis of NMFS’ most important study of this problem, “Managing the Nation’s Bycatch.” The study shows a huge gap between the size of the problem on the one hand, and the amount of information NMFS has gathered and the actions it has taken on the other. Although this 1998 report reveals only the tip of the iceberg, it makes clear the nation’s fisheries management plans are not adequate, either to monitor the extent of wasted catch or to reduce it.

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