Bottom trawl bans adopted in Chile and Ecuador

21 December 2012

See “Greenpeace y Oceana destacan diversos avances de la nueva ley de pesca” at http://www.estrategia.cl/detalle_noticia.php?cod=70169

This comes on the heels of the ban on bottom trawling that went into effect in Ecuador on the 15th of December.http://www.americaeconomia.com/negocios-industrias/ecuador-prohibe-la-pesca-de-arrastre

The Deep Sea Conservation welcomes these initiatives by Ecuador and Chile. The prohibitions on bottom trawling are important steps forward to protect deep-sea ecosystems in both countries’ waters from the harmful impacts of bottom fishing and should serve to prompt similar actions by other countries and the European Union.