Bottom trawling 'strip-mines' the ocean floor – a single pass of huge metal trawl net doors, ropes, and rollers leaves deep gouges in the seabed and scoops up or crushes any creatures in its path, including centuries-old corals that give life, food and shelter to vast numbers of species.
Selected bycatch discarded from the deep sea trawler 'Chang Xing' in international waters in the Tasman Sea. Greenpeace along with more than a thousand scientists are supporting the call for a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling, because of the vast amount of marine life that is destroyed by this fishing method. View full screen.
Bottom trawling is one of the most brutal and devastating forms of fishing ever devised, and it’s happening in New Zealand waters. Monstrous fishing vessels drag vast weighted nets through delicate ecosystems, such as submarine mountains, destroying everything in their path.
Join this campaign to stop bottom trawling on seamounts and protect the world’s oceans from destructive industries. Our oceans are facing some vast and urgent threats. Join this campaign to stop bottom trawling on seamounts and protect the world’s oceans from destructive industries.