Area of coastal seabed trawled by BOMEC class (2008–12)

Seabed trawling and dredging, when fishing nets or dredges are towed near and along the seabed, can physically damage seabed (benthic) habitats and species. It can also stir up sediment from the seabed, shading (in shallow waters) or smothering marine species. This measure focuses on coastal areas (waters shallower than 250m). Focusing on coastal benthic habitats is important as these face multiple threats (for example, from land-based activities) in addition to fishing

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Author Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Email Ministry for the Environment
Source Created 2016-10-19T20:21:30.317581Z
Source Modified 2016-10-25T02:48:51.918087Z
Language English
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Dataset metadata created 2 February 2020, last updated 1 December 2021