The Untrawled Truth

WWF research reveals that 92% of recorded fisheries discards in the EU come from ‘bottom trawl fisheries’ which scrape the seafloor and swallow everything in their path. In 2019, around 230,000 tonnes of discards were reported in the EU – roughly equivalent to the amount of cod that swam in the North Sea in the […]

New perspectives on an old fishing practice: Scale, context and impacts of bottom trawling

In a new report “Bottom Trawling: New perspectives on an old fishing practice”, coalition members Blue Ventures and Flora and Fauna International joins a collaboration of world-leading fisheries scientists and ocean experts in calling for constructive pathways forward to tackle the impacts of bottom trawling. The report concludes by presenting nine recommendations for constructive acrion […]