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The truth about bottom trawling

13 December 2010 One Comment

Last week we sent out a press release titled “Chaa Creek and Cheers star salute Belize’s sea protection” applauding the Government of Belize for banning bottom trawling because we strongly believe that bottom trawling is an incredible destructive form of fishing that destroys the sensitive coral communities and anything else in their path.

Today, we want to show you a video titled “The Truth About Bottom Trawling”. According to the video, destructive fishing practices and overfishing are among the most significant threats facing our oceans since  a single pass of bottom trawl removes up to 20% of the seafloor fauna and flora.

Once again we applaud the Government of Belize for helping protect our beautiful barrier reef system.