Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society
Caption: A trap fisher modifies an African basket trap with escape gaps. Researchers from WCS and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute have found that escape gaps trap market-sized fish while allowing undersized and non-target fish to escape. According to a recent study, escape gaps help protect marine resources while boosting profits for fishing communities.
Credit: Ines Gomes
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Related news release: Building a better fish trap: WCS reduces fish bycatch with escape gaps in Africa