100 millions sharks, 300,000 whales and dolphins, and 100,000 albatrosses – all caught and killed every year in nets or on fishing lines. It’s calledbycatchand it is killing ocean life.
Millions of healthy mammals, birds, fish and other ocean life are scooped up in nets or hooked on lines stretching many kilometres across the ocean every year. All too often most of these are not wanted by the fishermen – who are usually only interested in one or two types of fish – so they are thrown back overboard, dead or dying.
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