Bycatch, or the capture of non-target fish and ocean wildlife, remains one of the biggest threats to the health of ocean ecosystems, contributing to overfishing and the decline of fish populations around the world. As much as 2 billion pounds of fish are discarded by fisheries in the United States each year, hindering the recovery of depleted stocks. What is the price the industry pays for this wasteful habit? In this report, Oceana estimates that the value of discarded fish in the U.S. is at least $1 billion annually.
- Bios of Oceana experts: Amanda Keledjian (Report Author & Marine Scientist) and Dominique Cano-Stocco (Campaign Director)
- Press Release
- Infographic illustrating “Value of Popular Dinner Place Discards”
- A brochure with highlights
- Infographic illustrating “Regional Losses - How Many Millions are Being Discarded Near You?”
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