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Posted Mon Aug 10 2009: from BBC (UK):
Greenpeace in anti-trawling move
Greenpeace has begun sinking boulders in EU-protected cod fishing grounds to prevent what it says are destructive forms of fishing in the area. The environmental group says it will drop 180 boulders off the Swedish and Danish coasts to prevent fishing boats from dragging nets along the sea bed. Greenpeace says the bottom-trawling fishing method destroys both the sea bed and the marine environment. Sweden's government described the group's action as "unnecessary".... The Greenpeace project highlights the ongoing debate over the environmental damage caused by over-fishing, in which the size of catches is not the only concern for campaigners. The environmental impact of different methods of fishing is also a major issue, correspondents say.
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