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by-catch Syllabification: by-catch

Definition of by-catch in English:


The unwanted fish and other marine creatures caught during commercial fishing for a different species.
Example sentences
  • Ices yesterday called for a ban on cod fishing in the North Sea, the Irish Sea and off the west coast of Scotland - and for a moratorium on fishing in areas where the species is caught as a by-catch - to rebuild fish stocks.
  • It had long been known that setting on tunas associated with logs produced high by-catches of other tuna species, sharks, mahi-mahi, wahoos, billfishes, and other large marine predators.
  • This is an ecologically minded practice for it prevents over fishing and eliminates by-catches.
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