Bottom-Trawling Footprint ‘Substantially Overestimated’,

(10/11/18)

Global: According to New Research

About a quarter of the world’s seafood caught in the ocean comes from bottom trawling, a method that involves towing a net along the seabed on continental shelves and slopes to catch shrimp, cod, rockfish, sole and other kinds of bottom-dwelling fish and shellfish.

The technique impacts these seafloor ecosystems because other marine life and habitats can be unintentionally killed or disturbed as nets pass across the seafloor.

Scientists agree that extensive bottom trawling can negatively affect marine ecosystems, but...................................................


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