Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pacific Nations Agree to Protect Seafloors from Trawler Damage

In March, 2011, the nations of Canada, the U.S., Russia, Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan, met and agreed to the creation of an international organization for managing bottom trawling in over 16.1 million acres of seafloor in the North Pacific.

While the areas where bottom trawling can take place around many of these nations is restricted to protect hard structure, there has been a growing concern about expanded trawling around seamounts.

source: Fishlink Sublegals

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