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 needs to be stopped and alternative, less industrialised commercial fishing methods, like trapping and long lining, ought to be used. In the coming months we will be tackling this, and other issues associated with industrialised fishing and the Quota Management System.
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