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  1. Discards

    Discards are the portion of a catch of fish which is not retained on board during commercial fishing operations and is returned, often dead or dying, to the sea. The practice of discarding is driven by economic and political factors; fish which are discarded are often unmarketable species, individuals which are below minimum landing sizes and catches of species which fishermen are not allowed to land, for instance due to quota restrictions. Discards form part of the bycatch of a fishing operation, although bycatch includes marketable species caught unintentionally. Discarding can be highly variable in time and space as a consequence of changing economic, sociological, environmental and biological factors. Discarding patterns are influenced by catch compositions, which in turn are determined by environmental factors, such as recruitment of small fish into the fishery, and social factors, such as quota regulation, choice of fishing gear and fishermen's behaviour. There have been numerous studies on the scale of discarding.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discards in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of discards in a Sentence

  1. Photographer Aun Raza:

    The outer world discards anyone who's emotionally too sensitive or too fragile.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.

  3. Natalia Osipova:

    The more I looked at what happened, the more I understood what a real tragedy it was, when someone has a strong desire to achieve something but then society ... discards it, this can make the person feel vulnerable ... and so at the end of the ballet she (Gautreau) ends up naked and exposed.

  4. John Calvin:

    The Fanaticism which discards the Scripture, under the pretense of resorting to immediate revelations is subversive of every principle of Christianity. For when they boast extravagantly of the Spirit, the tendency is always to bury the Word of God so they may make room for their own falsehoods.

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