Oceana Report Reveals the Horrifying Cost of By-Catch in US Fisheries

March 24, 2014 by  
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The human appetite for fish has caused a great deal of trouble for the well-being of the world’s oceans. A single animal on your dinner plate can translate into hundreds of pounds of “by-catch” – organisms thrown back after being hauled up by nets, lines, and trawls. According to a new report released by Oceana , every year 2 billion pounds of sea life captured by US fisheries is damaged or killed and thrown right back into the sea. Their detailed research exposes the nine worst by-catch fisheries around the country, and which harvesting methods are the most harmful to the environment. Read the rest of Oceana Report Reveals the Horrifying Cost of By-Catch in US Fisheries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: by-catch , California , endangered species , gillnet , gulf of mexico , longline fishing , marine ecosystem , marine mammals , molas , monterey bay aquarium , national marine fisheries service , north atlantic , ocean biodiversity , ocean health , Oceana , S.H.R.I.M.P. , sea turtles , seafood watch program , sharks , trawling , us fisheries        

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Oceana Report Reveals the Horrifying Cost of By-Catch in US Fisheries

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