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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. (Source: WPR)

Themes
  • fishery
Groups
  • AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; FISHERY
Related terms
Broader
Other relations
Scope note

Scope note is not available.

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