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…