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Bottom Trawling Impacts Visible From Space

Article: Bottom Trawling Impacts Visible From Space

BOSTON, Massachusetts, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – Bottom trawling, an industrial fishing method that drags large, heavy nets across the seafloor, stirs up huge, billowing plumes of sediment on shallow seafloors that can be seen from space. As a result of scientific studies showing that bottom trawling kills vast numbers of corals, sponges, fishes and…

Human Activities Endangering Caribbean Coral Reefs

Article: Human Activities Endangering Caribbean Coral Reefs

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada, January 9, 2008 (ENS) – Coral reefs in the Caribbean are being degraded by human activities – coastal development, fishing, pollution, and agricultural land use – according to a new study of 322 sites across 13 countries throughout the region. “The continuing degradation of coral reefs may be soon beyond repair,…