Bottom trawling

Bottom trawling is trawling along the sea floor. It is also referred to as dragging. The scientific community divides bottom trawling into benthic trawling and demersal trawling. Benthic trawling is towing a net at the very bottom of the ocean and demersal trawling is towing a net just above the benthic zone.

Rapporter et annet bilde Rapporter det støtende bildet. In this fishing metho large weighted nets are dragged across the ocean floor, clear-cutting a swath of habitat in their wake.

Some of these scars will take centuries to heal, if ever. For example, hard corals in Alaska have been . We work to protect the ocean ecosystems from the impacts of bottom trawling. Overfishing – catching more fish than the ocean can produce – has been an ongoing challenge for fisheries managers for decades.

Today over of US fish stocks are overfishe which has led to the collapse of some very important fisheries . Fishermen commonly use bottom. VIDEO – bottom trawling destroys the seabed. Worldwide, the fishing industry is in decline because of years of over fishing. In European waters, four out of every five known fish stocks are already beyond .

It consists of a body ending in a coden which retains the catch. Normally the net has two lateral wings extending forward from the opening. The mouth of the trawl is framed by headline and groundrope. A boat can be rigged to tow a single or two. A bottom trawl is kept open horizontally by two otter boards.

Its environmental impacts can be reduced with careful management. Recent scientific work outlines the severe consequences the practice of bottom trawling has on loose sediment on the ocean floor. This paper focuses only on bottom-tending mobile trawl gear as the most destructive fishing gear impacting benthic habitats.

WWF is aware of the potential impacts of demersal longline entanglement and other lost fishing gear, however these will be dealt with separately. Definition of bottom trawling – The action or practice of fishing by dragging a net over or just above the bottom of a body of water, especially the seabed. Environmental advocates, concerned for these endangered marine species, have recommended that . Bufret Lignende Oversett denne siden Destructive fishing practices devastate the marine environment and include bottom trawling , bycatch, the use of poison and explosives and ghost fishing.

When fishing techniques have been universally recognized as destructive, the only solution is to ban them. Anyone continuing to use these techniques must be severely . These areas were designated as important rearing habitat and migratory corridors for juvenile and molting crabs. The closures are intended to assist rebuilding . Sometimes that net is midway between surface and seafloor. Trawls have been called “bulldozers of the . As a result of scientific studies showing that bottom trawling kills vast numbers of corals, sponges, fishes and other .