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Fishing Net Technology a Big Catch for New Zealand

October 8, 2013
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New commercial fishing technology from New Zealand may soon put an end to the global problem of bycatch, where non-targeted species are caught up in the nets of commercial fishermen. Called "Precision Seafood Harvesting", the technology allows smaller fish to escape while keeping targeted fish alive and fresher much longer. Elly Park reports.

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