PERSPECTIVE: trawling for fish and scooping up public opinion

bycatch article dr brett molonyDr Brett Molony from Department of Fisheries, WA delves into the sensitive topic of untargeted marine species being collected during commercial fishing operations in WA waters and he encourages people to put this issue into the context of what makes up a sustainable fishery. The idea of bycatch, or marine creatures being unintentionally captured by commercial fishing gears, has long proved to be a point of contention for the Australian public. But when considering these issues attached to commercial fishing, people need to bear in mind that the solution is not as simple as closing a fishery—nothing comes free. Read the rest here 19:10

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