27 Jun '14, 10am

#Luiis_3x ] New Report Shows that Fishermen in the US Lose $1 Billion in Wasted Catch Every Y... [ #Luispokel

#Luiis_3x ] New Report Shows that Fishermen in the US Lose $1 Billion in Wasted Catch Every Y... [ #Luispokel

It’s estimated that fisherman discard a shocking 20 percent of their catch ever year, and this is actually an improvement over past years. Oceana reached the value of waste by taking the pounds of by-catch and multiplying it by its estimated value to come up with $1 billion of sea life wasted. Some of the worst offenders include the southeastern shrimp trawling industry, which accounts for $100 million wasted, and Alaskan fisheries, which waste over $60 million in halibut, tuna and other fish caught up in the fishing industry there.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/new-report-shows-that-fishermen-in-t...

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