A bottom-trawling ban could see fish stocks fall

Imants George Priede

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Abstract

Bottom trawling by fishing fleets has caused widespread concern over the environmental damage done to seabed habitats and marine life. It seems obvious that powerful boats towing large heavy nets that strip off the caps of sea mounts and tear away long-established reefs create environmental devastation from which recovery may take centuries.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Fisheries
  • Fishing
  • Food supply
  • Bottom-trawling

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