- n. Plural form of discard.
“These were discards from a local church event several years ago, and we never expected them to last so long.”
“And this should include measures to constrain discards and illegal catches, he said.”
“Fishermen who take up the experimental on-board camera scheme will have to fit three strategically-placed cameras on their vessels, including one in the hold where the catches are loaded, and one positioned to monitor for "discards" - the throwing back of mature fish, usually dead.”
“It sets quotas for catches and is aimed at curbing harmful practices such as "discards" - when trawlers throw organisms back into the sea.”
“So it was this morning that the BBC covered the issue and, to many listeners' surprise, actually seemed to wake up to the scandal of "discards" – the fish thrown back into the sea when the fishermen do not have the quota which allows them to land the fish.”
“Has anyone told them that this will simply increase the amount of "discards" without actually reducing the humber of fish caught?”
“Yet it is that very system which is fundamentally flawed, more so in mixed fisheries which comprise the bulk of the resource in the waters of EU member states, which give rise to the "discards" problem about which the media briefly took and interest a few weeks ago.”
“And, while we're getting updated, what should we assume is the percentage of clicks that the rocket-scientist team "discards" as a percentage of total clicks?”
“And since, under the current regime, fishermen cannot avoid catching species for which they have no quota, unknown quantities of fish – known as "discards" are ditched overboard.”
“The 20 remaining basketfuls of "discards"£1,500 worth of fish, or meals for 2,000 people”
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