Momentum in support of a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling continues to grow

Date: January 1, 2006

Addendum to Political Momentum is Building Rapidly

In April 2005, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) published the paper, A moratorium on deep-sea bottom trawling on the high seas: political momentum is building rapidly. The paper described the growing number of States which support United Nations (UN) action on this issue, and/or which have taken steps to curb the problem in their own areas of jurisdiction. Since this time, momentum has continued to grow, and this paper serves as an addendum to the original publication, highlighting the global reach of support for a UN General Assembly moratorium on high seas bottom trawlin.

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