26 September, 2023

Drawing on published scientific evidence, this DSCC briefing paper, written by Dr Lissette Victorero, profiles the severe, long-lasting ecological impacts that bottom trawling has on seamounts and other deep-sea vulnerable marine ecosystems.

Available in English and Spanish. 

24 March, 2021

Seamounts are fragile and biologically diverse marine ecosystems that are vulnerable to deep-sea fisheries activities and, increasingly, other human impacts.

This briefing examines the current state of seamount science and protection. It summarizes who continues to fish in these unique habitats and presents a case for urgent and intensified political action to protect these biodiversity hotspots.