“It is the quintessential herald of a fishing vessel on the horizon: a swarming congregation of seabirds, gliding, and diving in the distance, sun glinting on white wings as a cacophony of cries echoes across the water. Picturesque as it may be, the scene represents one of the largest threats to the survival of many seabirds. In their attempt to procure an easy meal from a fishing vessel’s baited lines, loaded nets and discards, birds are often entangled or hooked in fishing gear. Known as bycatch, accidental entrapment of unwanted marine life is estimated to account for between 160,000 and 320,000 seabird deaths every year.”
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Fonte: Global Fish Watch – 4 de novembro de 2016