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

Posted Thu, Jun 26, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to bycatch, discards, wasted cash, wasted fisheries value

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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