Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

By: John Platt

A dolphin caught in a fishing net. (Photo: Oceana)

A shocking new report from the conservation organization Oceana reveals staggering levels of waste caused by U.S. fisheries. According to the report, up to 2 billion tons of fish and other species die needlessly every year. This adds up to 500 million seafood meals every year, while also killing astonishing numbers of dolphins, sea turtles, whales, sharks and other endangered species.
The report covers bycatch — the capture of “non-target fish and ocean wildlife” either by accidentally catching unwanted species or by catching too many fish.
“Anything can be bycatch,” Dominique Cano-Stocco, campaign director at Oceana, said in a news release. “Whether it’s the thousands of sea turtles that are caught to bring you shrimp or the millions of pounds of…

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