Global fishing fleets waste ten per cent of catch

Smithsonian Magazine reported on UBC research that examined the amount of fish waste created by fishing fleets.

Dirk Zeller, lead author of the study and senior research partner with UBC’s Sea Around Us project said “discards are now declining because we have already fished these species down so much that fishing operations are catching less and less each year, and therefore there’s less for them to throw away.”