What is Catch Reconstruction?

What is Catch Reconstruction?

Professor Dirk Zeller explains how fisheries scientists calculate global fish catch.

Most countries just report how much fish are caught by commercial fisheries, but who counts the fish caught by the rest of the fishing community? Professor Dirk Zeller of the Sea Around Us Project at the University of British Colombia explains how fisheries scientists calculate the true amount of fish caught by taking the official reported catch and adding missing pieces of catch data. Find out how much this difference in fish catch matters in ‘An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch’ playing on the Smithsonian Channel at 8 & 11pm ET/PT April 22. You can also join us at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History at 6pm (tickets are free, but reservations are required).

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