High-res data offer most detailed look yet at trawl fishing footprint around the world

A new analysis that uses high-resolution data for 24 ocean regions in Africa, Europe, North and South America and Australasia shows that 14 percent of the overall seafloor shallower than 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) is trawled. The analysis shows that the footprint of bottom-trawl fishing on continental shelves and slopes across the world’s oceans often has been substantially overestimated. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181008183413.htm