07 Sep '11, 4pm

Scientists calls for a ban on industrial deep-sea fishing #fishing #oceans

07 Sep 2011: Scientists Calls for Ban On Industrial Deep-Sea Fishing A new report by a team of international scientists calls for a ban on industrial deep-sea fishing , saying that decades of overexploitation have depleted fish stocks that take longer to recover than other species. As Shark Slaughter Continues, A Defender Targets Fin Trade In an interview with Yale e360 , shark conservationist Sonja Fordham talks about the battle to save one of the world’s most magnificent fish. READ THE e360 REPORT The report, published in the journal Marine Policy , says that depletion of global fish stocks near shore has led to increased operations in deeper, unregulated waters. Even at these greater depths, technological innovations have made it easier to locate and harvest productive areas, including the use of massive nets that literally scrape the sea bottom, decimating fish populat...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/scientists_call_for_ban_on_in...

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