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OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
If destruction equivalent to that of industrial trawling were to happen on land, there would be public shock and anger. But industrial trawling is out of sight and mind for good reason: it is particularly difficult to film or photograph its impacts. Industrial vessels rarely give access, there are few fishing grounds that are not already heavily degraded by trawling, and gathering underwater evidence is costly and often dangerous.
To raise awareness of the damage that bottom trawling can inflict on marine ecosystems and coastal communities, the coalition has pooled a bank of multimedia assets to support media campaigns aligned with our call to action. We’ve made these freely available to the public.
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