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September 12, 2012
Trawling could harm oceans like ploughing land: scientists

By Nina Chestney LONDON | Wed Sep 5, 2012 1:33pm EDT (Reuters) – Bottom trawling by fishermen, long believed to harm marine life, may be even more damaging than previously thought, affecting the seabed as seriously as intensive ploughing of farmland erodes the soil, according to a new Spanish study. Bottom trawling – dragging nets […]

March 29, 2012
Environmentalists, trawl industry agree on conservation measures for B.C. corals and sponges

By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun March 28, 2012 Environmentalists and the groundfish bottom trawl industry on Wednesday announced a landmark agreement on ways to limit the impact of trawl nets on sensitive corals, sponges, and deepsea habitats on the B.C. coast. The agreement sets out total annual bycatch objectives for the entire fleet at 562 […]