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More than 100 marine scientists call for protecting the deep sea from trawling. Will you join us?

Conservation, deep sea, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceJanuary 28, 2013

The least-impacted places in the ocean are mainly in the deep sea, but as fishing technology has improved, even seamounts, sponge gardens and deep-sea coral beds are no longer out of reach of ourĀ appetitesĀ for seafood. Bottom trawling, which involves dragging a heavy weighted net along the seabed, is so destructive to benthic habitats that it […]

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