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The U.S. Throws Out $1 Billion Worth of Unwanted Fish Every Year


Business  (tags: American fisheries, fishermen, waste, economy, business, ethics, environment, money, humans )

Carrie
- 118 days ago - nationaljournal.com
Not all of the marine creatures that fishermen trap in their nets end up on your plate. American fisheries discard about 20 billion pounds of the fish they catch every year.



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Comments

Ruth S. (304)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 8:06 pm
Those poor animals dying and they just throw them away like if they has no value!
 

Valerie H. (135)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 6:57 am
greed.....greed.....and more greed....that's all it really is !!
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 8:37 am
It's easier to scoop everything up than to fish with methods specifically designed to catch a certain variety. It's more cost effective to throw all the side catch overboard than to process it. And than we wonder why the fish in the oceans become depleted and why the existence of animals that feed on them is endangered.
Actually I don't really give a toss how much money the US (and other countries as well) throw overboard, I care about the life that is destroyed as a result.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 2:04 pm
What a waste.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 4:12 pm
Disgisting. No wonder our ocean ecosystems are dead or dying.
 

Silvia Steinhilber (38)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 4:46 pm
That's criminal, totally cruel and unethical.
 

Catman P. (922)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 9:33 pm
aweful
 

Tanya W. (53)
Monday June 30, 2014, 3:15 am
What a waste!
 

Carol J. (13)
Monday June 30, 2014, 5:29 am
Stop eating seafood.
 

Krista Slavin (173)
Monday June 30, 2014, 8:25 pm
This is very sad. All the people that go hungry and "they" are just throwing away edible food. SMH
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 6:56 am
Noted.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (68)
Wednesday July 2, 2014, 2:53 pm
noted, thanks
 

Diane L. (110)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 12:19 am
Noted and it's sad,but not sure if there is a solution for this. Even if we only fished with a rod & reel, it's still possible to catch the "wrong" species. To suggest "just stop eating seafood" is not only illogical and unreasonable, but not condusive to being healthy.
 
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