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Ask Dr. Pauly: What are bycatch and discards?

Posted Thu, Jan 9, 2014 by Justine Hausheer to ask dr. pauly, bycatch, daniel pauly, discards, overfishing

(Photo: Oceana)

Ocean conservationists talk a lot about "bycatch" and "discards." But what exactly do these terms mean? In each issue of Oceana magazine, fisheries scientist and Oceana board member Dr. Daniel Pauly breaks down a commonly used fisheries term. In the recent issue, Dr. Pauly explains these technical terms and how they contribute to overfishing. 


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