Climate idea

Erlijn van Genuchten

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Marine Stewardship Council

Climate idea

We can use sensory cues to prevent bycatch

Eating fish is essential for food security, as it provides essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. But while eating fish contributes to the solution of food security, fishery also causes many issues. For example, bycatch causes ecosystems to be harmed more than necessary, as these marine animals cannot contribute to the marine food web anymore. Because of these negative consequences, reducing bycatch is essential to avoid unnecessary animal deaths. This is possible by using different fishing gear, but also by using sensory cues to deter animals. In this article is explained how auditory, olfactory, visual, electrosensory, and echolocation reflection deterrents can be used to reduce bycatch:
https://medium.com/@ErlijnG/5-ways-to-prevent-bycatch-in-fisheries-and-save-marine-animals-bf9c503b4a6c


Many animals are victim of fishing nets even though they are not targeted (credit: Baramyou0708 on Shutterstock)



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  • Marine Stewardship Council

    16 w

    Thank you for posting this idea! Excellent idea and many fisheries working to improve their performance already uses different kinds of deterrent like LED lights, please read more here: https://www.msc.org/what-we-are-doing/our-collective-impact/fisheries-improving

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    • Erlijn van Genuchten

      16 w

      @marine_stewardship_council_644 That is great news, thank you for sharing! And with these alternative deterrents, they can improve even further.

    • Daniel Waweru

      16 w

      Great idea, ensuring food security while taking care of marine life.

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      • We Don't Have Time

        16 w

        Dear Erlijn van Genuchten Thank you for getting your climate idea to level 2! We have reached out to Marine Stewardship Council and asked what they think. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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        • George Kariuki

          16 w

          Implementing these measures can help ensure that we are able to protect marine life while still providing food security.

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          • winnie nguru

            17 w

            Amazing!It's quite a brill idea.

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