PERILS OF BYCATCH

Overfishing and bycatch pose some of the greatest threatseat to maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Sadly, the majority of the world’s by-catch goes unreported, posing a major threat to maintaining healthy ecosys- tems. While the data is hard to obtain and verify, some reports estimate that by- catch makes up 40 percent of the world’s catch, resulting in many of these species dying or being thrown back with injuries. Hundreds of thousands of small whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles and seabirds lose their lives each year to help satisfy our insatiable demand for seafood.

 

SCUBA DIVING MAGAZINE 

JUNE 2019

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