Similar term(s): by-catch, discard, bykill, wasted catch.
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.
Bycatch is usually thrown back dead or dying.
Bycatch is also called "bykill" or "wasted catch."
Source: GreenFacts, based on Seachoice