Bottom trawlers: Engines of marine destruction

Bottom trawling is often singled out by scientists and activists as one of the world’s most destructive fishing techniques. It’s prevalent in European waters. Nothing escapes the vast nets: fish, crustaceans, but also coral reefs and seagrass beds. Wherever trawlers go, the ocean floor turns into a desert. In this edition of Down to Earth, France 24 heads to Spain, where bottom trawling is rife, even in marine protected areas.

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