Bycatch on deck of fishing dragger

Bycatch on deck of fishing dragger

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Caption: Bycatch of Little Skate (Leucoraja erinacea), American lobster (Homarus americanus), Yellowtail Flounder (Limanda ferruginea) and Northern Sea Star (Asterias Vulgaris) on deck of fishing dragger. Stellwagen Banks, New England, United States, North Atlantic Ocean. Fishing regulations require that bycatch (restricted species or undersized catch) be thrown back, even if dead.

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