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Bycatch

Similar term(s): by-catch, discard, bykill, wasted catch.

Definition:

Animals caught by accident in fishing gear; species that the fishers do not intend to catch. These can include, for example, marine mammals, sea turtles, sea birds and sharks.

Source: Seachoice Glossary 

More:

Bycatch is usually thrown back dead or dying.

Bycatch is also called "bykill" or "wasted catch."

Source: GreenFacts, based on Seachoice Glossary 

Related words:

Fishery

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Beifang
Nederlands: Bijvangst

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