Bottom trawl bans adopted in Chile and Ecuador

Date: December 21, 2012

This comes on the heels of the ban on bottom trawling that went into effect in Ecuador on the 15th of December. Read here:

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.

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