EJF: Pair trawling turning future valuable catches into today’s ‘trash fish’

EJF bottom trawling

New report finds severe environmental degradation as the Thai government drafts new legislation promising to deregulate its fishing industry

The Royal Thai Government must drop new legislation that’s looking to deregulate the country’s fishing industry and instead reform its fisheries, according to the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), with a new report from the international NGO determining that bottom trawling threatens livelihoods, food security and ocean ecosystems, and that in Thailand, fish populations are rapidly declining, with serious consequences for the future of fisheries.

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