Bycatch News

Sawfish impale, cleave prey with snout

A smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) at an aquarium in Georgia. Photo by: Diliff. Although all seven species of sawfish are nearly extinct, scientists have spent little time studying these vanishing…

Bycatch-reducing fish trap wins $20,000

New fish trap that allows unwanted fish to escape wins conservation award. Photo by: Tim McClanahan/WCS. An innovative fish trap that allows small non-target fish to escape has won a…

Honduras protects sharks in all its waters

The Honduran island of Roatan. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Endangered sharks are finding more sanctuaries. Honduras has announced that commercial shark fishing will be banned from its 92,665 square…

Foto: Blobfish Agar-Agar dalam bahaya

Spesies yang dijuluki "ikan paling menderita di dunia" beresiko terancam punah akibat praktek penangkapan ikan yang buruk, menurut laporan The Daily Telegraph. Blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus), ikan mirip agar-agar yang hidup…

Photos: Gelatinous Blobfish in danger

A species dubbed "the world's most miserable-looking fish" is at risk of extinction due to poor fishing practices, reports The Daily Telegraph. The Blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus), a gelatinous fish that…

Shark-repelling fishing gear in the works

Shark-repelling fishing gear in the works Shark-repelling fishing gear in the works mongabay.com April 23, 2008 Fishing gear that produces an electric field in sea water could help prevent sharks…