Is it true that fisheries worldwide throw away 25% of their catch because it’s not what they were fishing for? Is this legal?



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    I am not sure about the 25% figure, but I learned in school that for every pound of shrimp, 20 pounds of bycatch are discarded. The link below states that there is roughly 27 million tons of bycatch discarded each year in commercial fisheries. Unfortunately these practices are still legal.

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