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Environmental
Thesaurus
by-catch
Definition

Incidental taking of non-commercial species in drift nets, trawling operations and long line fishing; it is responsible for the death of large marine animals and one factor in the threatened extinction of some species.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/1093