< Beachapedia:Factoid | 2002 | 03
44+ Billion Pounds of Fish Bycatch Annually
- "Our oceans are at risk. Around the world, each year, 44 billion pounds of fish plus hundreds of thousands of other marine animals are thrown overboard, dead and dying," said Steve Roady, Oceana president. "Bycatch in U.S. waters is a key part of the problem but the U.S. government has failed to enforce laws to protect ocean wildlife unintentionally caught during fishing."
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