Bottom trawling global extent, impacts, and solutions

Bottom trawling: global extent, impacts, and solutions

Bottom trawling global extent, impacts, and solutions
Bottom Trawler on the Grand Banks. Photo by Lisa, Flickr.

A team of researchers from the Sea Around Us initiative at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, CEA Consulting, Duke University, and Virgil Group mapped the extent of bottom trawling in nearshore waters globally, explored its effects on marine ecosystems, and identified possible solutions to address its worst impacts.

Their findings will be presented in a webinar to be held on July 15, 2021, at 12 pm EST.

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A few missing fish US West Coast recreational and discarded catches

A few missing fish: US West Coast recreational and discarded catches

A few missing fish US West Coast recreational and discarded catches

Recreational fisher at Baker Beach, California. Photo by mgstanton, Flickr.

Despite being the leading country when it comes to transparency, public accessibility, and free availability of fisheries data, the United States of America’s lack of international reporting of recreational catches and fish discarded at sea may hinder proper ecosystem-based management efforts, new research has found. Continue reading