Inside the fight to stop destructive fishing in marine protected areas



Greenpeace campaigners aboard their ship, the Sea Beaver, are crowded round a display exhibiting a trawler sitting on the sting of the Bassurelle Sandbank, a marine protected space within the Channel between England and France. The ship is licensed for an particularly damaging sort of fishing that has grown quickly within the final yr.

The vessel is the most recent within the sights of the campaigners. They’ve spent the previous few months off the English south coast to doc and deter examples of commercial fishing in England’s 178 marine protected areas (MPAs), which are supposed to relieve stress on marine …


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