Non-target Species Caught in Tuna Fisheries

Date Added:April 15, 2016
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Tags:Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse Seine, science, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Trolling
Language:English

Description

All fishing methods have some type of unintentional environmental impact. One impact that receives a lot of attention is the incidental catch of non-target species, often referred to as “bycatch.” This infographic reviews the relative impacts of different fisheries on non-tuna species caught incidentally in tuna fisheries.

The source for this infographic is primarily ISSF Technical Report 2015-02: Preliminary Study Of The Relative Fishery Impacts On Non-Tuna Species Caught In Various Tuna Fisheries.