Publicado por: pongpesca | 2020/10/19

Marine Conservation Society highlights cetacean bycatch concerns in sea bass fishing industry

sea bass Good Fish Guide

“The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has updated its Good Fish Guide ratings and has added wild caught sea bass from multiple locations to its red and amber rated lists due to concerns over bycatch and fishing methods.
Dolphins and porpoises are natural predators of sea bass, and the Bay of Biscay provides a key hunting ground. Unfortunately, this means that the cetaceans are vulnerable to being accidentally caught in fishing nets meant for sea bass and often don’t survive the experience. The bycatch problem is so severe that local cetacean populations are rapidly declining and could even disappear from the area entirely.”

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Fonte: oceanographic, 12 de outubro de 2020


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