In order to reduce the amount of wasted catch and the number of marine animals killed in U.S. fisheries, Oceana is calling on the federal government to do three things:
1) COUNT everything that is caught in a fishery, including bycatch species;
2) CAP the amount of wasted catch in each fishery using scientifically based limits; and
3) CONTROL and avoid bycatch by making improvements such as using cleaner fishing gear and enhanced monitoring.
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Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Their offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return oceans to former levels of abundance. The organization believes in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Their scientists work closely with teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans. For more information, http://oceana.org.