Feb 27, 2013 - The Guardian Environment
As much as two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea dead.
The UK government has hailed a "historic" EU agreement to introduce a blanket ban on the "scandal" of dumping dead fish back in the sea.
The agreement is the culmination of efforts by campaigners, including the chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, to have the practice outlawed. Currently, as much as two thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea dead, because they are less valuable than the species the fishermen are targeting.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/27/eu-fish-discards-ban-welcomed
Many fisheries catch fish other than the ones that they target and in many cases these are simply thrown dead or dying back into the sea. In some trawl fisheries for shrimp, the discard may be 90 percent of the catch. Other fisheries kill seabirds, turtles and dolphins, sometimes in huge numbers.
Feb 28, 2013 The Daily Catch
IMPACT OF BYCATCH ON SEA ANIMALS GOES UNNOTICED, EXPERT SAYS http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/impact-of-bycatch-on-sea-animals-goes-unnoticed-expert-says/#
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THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz
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WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH? http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/
Biodiversity Offsets: A Cost-Effective Interim Solution to Seabird Bycatch in Fisheries? http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0025762
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