What is Bycatch?
Bycatch is the unintentional capture of marine life in fishing gear. It is one of the principal threats to marine biodiversity worldwide. Every year, at least 7.3 million tons or more of marine life are caught as bycatch. Read More
What We Are Doing About It
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Find references and summaries from bycatch reduction studies, and descriptions of bycatch mitigation techniques.
Our gear team has been awarded a grant from NOAA's Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program to evaluate offshore ropeless gear for reducing whale entanglements in pot fisheries