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.

Blue Justice for Small-Scale Fisheries: A Virtual Tour

In a series of videos produced by the TBT Coalition, artisanal fishers in Liberia share their perspectives on the impacts of bottom trawling on their livelihoods and the benefits of a 6 nautical mile inshore exclusion zone (IEZ). The TBT Coalition contributed these videos to TBTI’s Blue Justice for Small-Scale Fisheries celebration on World Fisheries […]