Support for Phasing Out Swordfish Drift Gillnets off California and Switching to Cleaner Fishing Gears | Oceana USA

Support for Phasing Out Swordfish Drift Gillnets off California and Switching to Cleaner Fishing Gears

The drift gillnet fishery targeting swordfish off California is wasteful — injuring and killing more ocean animals than the fish it keeps. There is broad support to phase out these mile-long drift gillnets while switching to cleaner fishing gear types—like deep set buoy gear and harpoons—that are available to successfully and profitably catch swordfish while safeguarding marine wildlife.

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