Cumulative overlap of coastal trawl footprint by BOMEC class (2008–12)

Seabed trawling, when fishing nets are towed near and along the ocean floor, can physically damage seabed (benthic) habitats and species. It can also stir up sediment from the seabed, shading or smothering marine species. For this measure, coastal areas are waters shallower than 250m. This dataset relates to the "Commercial coastal seabed trawling" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

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Author Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Email Ministry for the Environment
Created 2015-09-28T23:47:34.558106Z
Date modified 2016-10-25T03:38:25.106421Z
Language English
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Record created February 2, 2020, Last Updated April 2, 2021