A Net Full of Bycatch

Preview A pile of bycatch species.
(Eliott Norse, Marine Conservation Biology Institute/Marine Photobank)

Bycatch, or accidentally caught species, can make up a very high percentage of the haul in shrimp trawl nets. However, some of these “trash” species are now being used, rather than discarded, and new technologies can reduce the catch of non-target species. Learn more in our featured story about Sustainable Seafood.