Commercial fishing and bycatch off the coast of Maine, USA - 28 Sept 2022

Commercial fishing and bycatch off the coast of Maine, USA - 28 Sept 2022

On board a commercial fishing boat, a crew member throws a pollock fish while another sorts through the nets off the coast of Maine. A board a gillnet fishing boat, crew haul their catch of monkfish, pollock, and cod from the early hours of the morning until late at night. The fishing industry in Maine has recently taken a blow with a new set of restrictions on fishing and the environmental organization Seafood Watch recommending for people to avoid eating American lobster. This listing and regulation pose fresh threats to fishers' livelihoods. While fisherfolk argue that lines pose only a minor risk to the incidental capture of endangered species such as sharks, dolphins, lobster and crab, bycatch is nevertheless almost inescapable. Due to regulations, fishermen will often be forced to discard animals they do not want, cannot sell, or are not allowed to keep. (Photo by Mailee Osten-Tan / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

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