bycatch

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Etymology[edit]

From by- +‎ catch.

Noun[edit]

bycatch (countable and uncountable, plural bycatches)

  1. Any fish (or other creatures) that are not targeted as a catch but are unintentionally caught, and often discarded back into the sea.

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Verb[edit]

bycatch (third-person singular simple present bycatches, present participle bycatching, simple past and past participle bycaught)

  1. (transitive) To catch unintentionally while fishing for something else.

Further reading[edit]

  • bycatch at OneLook Dictionary Search