The destructiveness of bottom trawling

October 30, 2019
Bottom trawling is an industrial fishing method that involves dragging a large, weighted net along the seafloor with the intention of mass collection. In this short video, Dr Simon Thrush, a marine scientist from Auckland University, discusses how bottom trawling works and why it is so destructive. LegaSea believes bottom trawling should be stopped and alternative, less industrialised commercial fishing methods, like trapping and long lining. should be used.  In the coming months we will tackling this, and other issues associated with industrialised fishing and the Quota Management System. Our coastal fisheries are too precious to lose. Sign up below and stay in touch as we work towards a solution to rebuild abundance.
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