Ask Dr. Pauly: What are bycatch and discards?

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Ocean cosnervationists talk a lot about „bycatch“ and „discards.“ But what exacty do these terms mean? In each issue of Oceana magazine, fisheries scientist and Oceana board member Dr. Daniel Pauly breaks down a commonly used fisheries term. In the recent issue, Dr. Pauly explains these technical terms and how they contribue to overfishing. 

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