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The OECD (1997a) define bycatch as "Total fishing mortality excluding that accounted directly by the retained catch of target species". This definition thus includes fish which die as a result of interaction with the fishing gear, even if they do not leave the water and could include fish which die as a result of "ghost fishing" - capture of fish in the water by lost or abandoned fishing gear. (FAO)

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