26 October 2004
A bright orange spider crab spanning almost two metres and black-skinned, luminous-eyed sharks are just some of the rare deep sea creatures dumped from the nets of an EU bottom trawling vessel. The "Playa de Menduiña" is the second Spanish flagged ship discovered by Greenpeace in the last week in the North Atlantic engaged in the needless destruction of high seas life. • Greenpeace Press release of 25 October, 2005 and action update.
• Deep Sea Defenders North Atlantic 2004 Weblog
• Video footage of discarded bycatch.
• EU fleet exposed destroying deep sea life as UN meets to discuss protection, 18 Oct 2005.