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By-Catch Management and Discard Reduction

by Mish Hamid last modified Oct 25, 2013 01:27 PM

A film by the Global Environment Facility funded, UN Development Programme implemented, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations executed project, “Reduction of Environmental Impact from Tropical Shrimp Trawling Through the Introduction of By-Catch Reduction Technologies and Change of Management”. Every year tropical shrimp trawl fisheries generate millions of tonnes of bycatch. In some countries bycatch is an important source of income and contributes to food supply; in others, bycatch is discarded at sea. This FAO training video, filmed on location in Mexico, the Philippines and FAO Rome's headquarters, explores the issues and solutions to better manage bycatch and reduce discards in tropical shrimp fisheries. The film was produced by FAO’s Fishing Technology Service in partnership with a Television for the Environment Production (www.tve.org).

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