Campaign launched to end destructive fishing in EU protected waters

Bottom trawler

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90% of ‘protected’ waters still targeted, finds new report co-authored by Marine Conservation Society, Seas At Risk and Oceana

A campaign calling on the EU to take tougher action against member state countries that still allow bottom trawling in their marine protected areas (MPAs) has been launched by a group of civil society organisations after a new report found that the destructive fishing practice is still taking place in 90% of offshore EU MPAs.

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