Latest Bottom trawling Stories
By LIZ PHILLIPS South Devon fishermen, already banned from scalloping in 60 square miles of Lyme Bay, have condemned the launch of a new three- year eco-study of the seabed as 'a Government delaying tactic'.
Scientists are to carry out a study of the ecological and economic impact of the Lyme Bay fishing ban. Scallop dredging and bottom trawling were prohibited in around 10 per cent of the bay this month by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
By EXCLUSIVE Philip Bowern Pressure from the Devon Wildlife Trust, which succeeded in banning scallopers and other bottom trawlers from an area of Lyme Bay, could force the displaced fishermen to move into even more sensitive marine areas off Devon and Dorset.
North Carolina's most spectacular and unspoiled natural habitat doesn't get many visitors. It's so remote that most people would never notice if harm came to it. That's exactly why it deserves strong protection before it's too late.
By Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times, Mass. Jun.
Bottom trawling, an industrial fishing method that drags large, heavy nets across the seafloor stirs up huge, billowing plumes of sediment on shallow seafloors that can be seen from space.
President Bush called for a halt to all types of destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday, saying the United States will work to eliminate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor.
By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Newly discovered gardens of colorful corals, which bloom about 1,000 feet (305 meters) underwater off Alaska's Aleutian Islands and in the Gulf of Alaska, will get special protection starting Friday.
Governments worldwide have failed to prevent overfishing in the oceans, where a proliferation of bottom-trawling threatens to wipe out deep sea species, conservation groups WWF and Traffic said on Friday.
The United Nations should protect the world's oceans from deep sea fishing and pollution in the same way as environmentally sensitive land, the lobby group Greenpeace said on Tuesday.
The Tarakihi or Jackass morwong, Nemadactylus macropterus, is a morwong of the genus Nemadactylus found off the coast of southern Australia, the Atlantic coast of South America, and all around New Zealand to depths of about 1312.34 ft (400 m). Its length is between 11.81 and 23.62 in (30 and 60 cm). The Tarakihi is similar to the Porae but with a silver body color and a distinctive black saddle immediately behind the head. Their diet is similar to that of the Porae but also with a wide...
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