Bycatch, the catch of non-target species such as sharks, sea turtles, seabirds, and marine mammals, represents a serious threat to the sustainability of marine fisheries. Bycatch also poses a risk to seafood retailers and their suppliers, threatening their abilities to meet sustainability commitments.
But it can be difficult to know which methods and technologies will be the most effective at reducing wildlife bycatch in specific fisheries. Our interactive Solve My Bycatch Problem tool allows users to find and evaluate various bycatch solutions, based on their relevance to specific species, effectiveness, ease of implementation, and cost.
This tool is supported in part by funding from the Walmart Foundation.