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Document: Tropical Purse Seine Fisheries Bycatch: Indian Ocean


This infographic is part a four-part series, “Tropical Purse Seine Fisheries: Current Bycatch Share by Ocean.”

Each graphic highlights a particular region — the Indian Ocean, in this one.

First, on the left, the graphic shows the percentage of the catch that is either target tuna or bycatch — in each ocean region, and based on set type (fish aggregating device or FAD, free school, and dolphin).

Then, on the right, the graphic takes a closer look at free-school-set-related bycatch in the highlighted ocean region, with percentages for each marine species.

The data are from 2017, except for the Atlantic Ocean data, which are from 2016. 

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