Nets, pots, lines and worse…

We have become extremely efficient at extracting fish from the oceans. So much so that we are now taking them out at a faster rate than they can replenish themselves. Nearly 30% of global fish stocks were overfished in 2011(SOFIA, 2014).

Bottom trawling, pair trawling, otter trawling

Crab pots, scallop dredging, bottle diving

Longlines, trolling, gill nets

Cyanide, dynamite, electrofishing…

Follow the links below for an overview of some of the ways we catch our fish.

How we catch our fish – MCS

FAO Fishing Gear

How fish are caught – SeaChoice.org

Sea Shepherd – Poison and Blast Fishing


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