29 Apr '14, 11am

Innovation nets a greener future for undervalued fish

Innovation nets a greener future for undervalued fish

Talking trash on the docks is nothing new. But talk of how to turn "trash fish" — netted fish that is in less demand — into treasured bounty is a different story. And the idea offers hope for creating new markets that can benefit both fishers and fish. The fact is, a lot of fish goes to waste in the world. According to a recent Oceana report , U.S. fisheries discard an astounding 2 billion pounds per year. Most of that is due to bycatch — unintentionally caught species, including endangered mammals, sea turtles, sharks and seabirds, which are then tossed back into the water. But a lot of bycatch is perfectly edible fish, discarded simply because the fish don't garner enough value to merit space on the boat. And therein lies the opportunity: creating demand for those fish offers a way to reduce food waste and help fishers. Bringing trash fish to the people So, how do you tu...

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