Tag: "trawling" at biology news
UN review shows need to halt destructive fishing practice
... the review said. The draft review called bottom trawling
a particular concern, due to its tendency to over-...s for interim steps such as a moratorium on bottom trawling
until formal conservation and management systems can be set up. Nations have until Aug. 7 to resp...
Ocean acidification threatens cold-water coral ecosystems
...coral reefs. Until now, scientists believed bottom trawling
?a commercial fishing method in which vessels drag large, heavily weighted nets across the bottom ?to be the greatest threat to cold-water corals. Now, however, a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment suggests that human ac...
Scientist warns of threat to last stronghold of endangered turtle
...rback turtles are incidentally caught by fisherman trawling
for other species each year. Of these, thousands are thought to die as a result. Approximately 1.4 billion hooks are cast into the world's oceans as part of industrial long-line fishing, with 37% of this fishing effort in the Atlantic. A major hotsp...
UMaine teams with fishermen to study affects of trawling on seafloor ecology
...term study that examines the effects of groundfish trawling
on the complex ecology of the sea floor in the Gul...r communities that have been protected from bottom trawling
for two, four, and six years, Watling estimates that it will take roughly a decade for the surface-d...