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Bycatch Blues

September 01, 2004

Fishermen’s Voice
September 2004
By Paul Molyneaux

On August 10, 2004, two mid-water pair trawlers, the Starlight and the Providian, are reported to have landed an estimated 46,000 pounds of illegal juvenile haddock mixed with their catches of herring. The vessels had haddock bycatches estimated at 4.5 and 4 percent, respectively.

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