A marlin caught as bycatch by the California drift gillnet fishery. The conservation group Oceana called the fishery one of the "dirtiest" in the U.S. because of its high rate of discarded fish and other marine animals.
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March 21, 2014 Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish.
A fishmonger tosses a just-purchased fresh salmon to a colleague behind the counter at the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.
October 9, 2013 Shopping for wild-caught fish can be ethically fraught for sustainability-minded consumers, because some fishing methods can result in large amounts of bycatch: the dolphins, seals and other marine life that can get snared and killed in the process.
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