More than 150,000 Europeans call on EU to ban bottom-trawling to protect ocean and climate
A giant colourful pop-up book depicting the devastation caused by destructive bottom trawling – and how the marine environment thrives in its absence – was delivered to European Union (EU) Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius by NGOs, on behalf of more than 150,000 Europeans who have signed a petition calling for the EU to phase out destructive […]
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.