Uniting organisations to end destructive bottom trawling in Senegal

On the 12th of October, Transform Bottom Trawling Coalition representatives attended the launch event for the Environmental Justice Foundation’s new investigative report into the environmental and socio-economic impacts of bottom trawling in Senegal. We were delighted to see Mr Selle Mbengue, Director of the Department of Management and Exploitation of the Deep Sea, and Mr […]

WIOMSA – People and the environment article

Appeal to decision-makers to address destructive practice of bottom trawling. Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and destructive fishing are problems in Africa that need to be fixed. This is one of the goals of the Ocean Decade Africa Roadmap. To solve the problem of IUU fishing and destructive fishing practices, it is important to […]

Bally Philip from the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCFF) on bottom trawling

Bally Philp is the National Coordinator for the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCFF). Photo: The Scotsman

Blue Ventures co-founded the Transform Bottom Trawling Coalition in 2021 to develop practical and equitable solutions for a just transition away from industrial bottom trawling across the globe. Bottom trawling is responsible for large volumes of bycatch, damages the seabed, emits vast quantities of carbon, and is often linked to conflict with other fishing sectors. […]

Bottom trawling denounced as the worst fishing technique

In a new report “Bottom Trawling: New perspectives on an old fishing practice”, TBT Coalition members FFI and Blue Ventures joins a collaboration of world-leading fisheries scientists and ocean experts in calling for constructive pathways forward to tackle the impacts of bottom trawling, arguably the most pervasive, contentious and environmentally damaging of global fishing practices.

Why bottom trawling must be banned by the EU

Steve Trent, Founder and CEO of the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), calls on the EU to introduce stronger restrictions on bottom trawling, particularly in marine protected areas. EJF is a founding member of the TBT Coalition.

UK fishing licences for bottom-trawling could be unlawful, says Oceana

The British government’s granting of fishing licences to more than 1,000 UK and EU vessels for 2022, which will permit bottom-trawling and dredging in marine protected areas, could be unlawful unless conditions to safeguard ocean habitats are imposed, says TBT Coalition member Oceana.

The woman saving seahorses from ‘annihilation fishing’

Dr Amanda Vincent, a professor at the Institute of Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia, in Canada and founder of Project Seahorse discusses the devastating impacts of bottom trawling on coastal ecosystems. Project Seahorse joined the TBT Coalition in October 2021.

Bottom trawling: Report highlights urgent need to solve an age-old problem

In a new report “Bottom Trawling: New perspectives on an old fishing practice”, TBT Coalition members FFI and Blue Ventures joins a collaboration of world-leading fisheries scientists and ocean experts in calling for constructive pathways forward to tackle the impacts of bottom trawling, arguably the most pervasive, contentious and environmentally damaging of global fishing practices.

Report highlights urgent need to end bottom trawling

In a new report “Bottom Trawling: New perspectives on an old fishing practice”, TBT Coaltion members FFI and Blue Ventures joins a collaboration of world-leading fisheries scientists and ocean experts in calling for constructive pathways forward to tackle the impacts of bottom trawling, arguably the most pervasive, contentious and environmentally damaging of global fishing practices.

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