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Sunfish Entangled in Tuna Net

Every year in Sardinia, Italy. tuna is fished using a large fixed net anchored on the bottom for the purpose to keep the fish inside to grow calm. But other animals like sunfish (shown here), turtles, dolphins, and others are also captured in the net, and
Alessio Viora/Marine Photobank
Every year in Sardinia, Italy. tuna is fished using a large fixed net anchored on the bottom for the purpose to keep the fish inside to grow calm. One of the oldest tuna fishing methods in the Mediterranean, the large, stable net placed in the tunas' path to feed is a typical way to catch and keep this big fish. But the problem is that lots of other animals like sunfish (shown here), turtles, dolphins, sharks, and others are also captured in the net, and are often killed.
Tags: Bycatch