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Shark Bycatch in Tuna Fisheries

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  • Karen Sack

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    Senior Director, International Ocean

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Bycatch is one of the most vexing issues confronting the global fishing industry. It poses significant ecological, social and economic challenges. The Pew Environment Group is deeply concerned about the ramifications of this unwanted catch and the resulting discards of vulnerable species, particularly sharks, juvenile and undersize tuna, and other animals such as marine turtles and seabirds.

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