discarded catch
the portion of a catch returned to the sea as a result of economic, legal or other considerations

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • incidental catch — bycatch (fishes caught incidental to the target species; also called incidental catch or accidental catch. These fishes are usually of lesser value than the target species, and are often discarded. Some bycatch species are of commercial value and …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • retained catch — that part of the total or gross catch that is not discarded. See also total catch …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • by-catch — (bīʹkăch , kĕch ) n. The portion of a fishing catch that is discarded as unwanted or commercially unusable. * * * …   Universalium

  • trash fish — Discarded catch having no commercial value, especially for trawlers …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • discard — the part of a fish catch that is thrown overboard, but which may be of important ecological or commercial value. Also the act of throwing fish overboard. The discard typically consists of non target species, damaged specimens or undersized… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • discard mortality — rate multiplied by discarded catch …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • discard mortality rate — the proportion of the discarded catch that dies as a result of catching or handling …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Discards — Fisheries scientists sorting discards (mainly sprat, small herring and whiting) from targeted species (Nephrops norvegicus) in a trawl catch. Discards are the portion of a catch of fish which is not retained on board during commercial fishing… …   Wikipedia

  • Bycatch — are species caught in a fishery while it is intended to catch another species or reproductively immature juveniles of the target species. The OECD (1997) defines bycatch as total fishing mortality excluding that accounted directly by the retained …   Wikipedia

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