This week, the Oceans and Law of the Sea meeting is going on at the UN, which has kicked bottom trawling back into the news again...
scoop.co.nz: 10 football pitches of ocean floor devastated each 4 secs
As the kick-off to the football world cup approaches, Greenpeace has revealed the shocking fact that every four seconds, marine life in an area of ocean floor the size of ten football fields is wiped out by high seas bottom trawlers. Tomorrow has been designated World Oceans Day, but before it is over, a global fleet of around 300 high seas bottom trawlers will have dragged their heavy nets across an estimated 1,500 km2 of deep-seabed, destroying some of the most diverse, ancient and fragile ocean life on the planet.
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