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Definition of bycatch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bycatch

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbaɪkætʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪkætʃ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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fish that are caught by ships by accident when other types of fish are being caught Thousands of small fish are thrown back into the sea as bycatch.
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