Bycatch

Bycatch — Policy and rules

Rules advise how to avoid bycatch, and how to release caught animalsThe major rules for protecting marine animals while allowing for sustainable harvesting of tuna and other fish are decided by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). It meets...

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Bycatch — News and views

News and views on bycatch in the WCPO The Pacific Community (SPC) publishes a fisheries newsletter three times a year. Most issues from April 1971 are available online.   WWF calls for urgent measures to recover heavily depleted oceanic sharks and rays,...

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Bycatch — Case studies

We are working on this content right now, and we'd love to hear from you if you have information on this topic.A turtle killed after getting tangled in illegal netting... reducing bycatch is a focus of fisheries for tuna and other sought-after seafood near coasts and...

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Bycatch — Management

Managing fishing practices to reduce bycatch The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) facilitates regional cooperation for the sustainable use of tuna. It was established in 1979 to help countries to sustainability manage the fishery resources that fall within...

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Bycatch — Research and training

Research and training on bycatch to protect marine life The Oceanic Fisheries Programme of the Pacific Community (SPC) provides training programs for fisheries officers, observers and others in the small island developing states (SIDS). This assists them with...

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Bycatch — Resources

Resources on bycatch and FADsYou can find news stories, popular articles, opinion pieces and blog posts on bycatch on the Bycatch news and views page. Fact sheets Bycatch, WWF Pacific Non-entangling and biodegradable FADs, ISSF, 2019. This nine-page guide is in...

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Bycatch — Best practices

FADs must be constructed to prevent animals becoming entangledAnimals that are not targeted during tuna fishing but are inadvertently caught or entangled in fishing gear are known collectively as bycatch. The most commonly caught animals are juvenile bigeye and...

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