Cumulative overlap of TCEPR trawl footprint with BOMEC habitat classes (1990–2010)

Seabed trawling is the practice of towing fishing nets near or along the ocean floor. The towing process can physically damage seabed (benthic) habitats and species. It can also stir up sediment from the seabed. This creates sediment plumes that change light conditions. This can affect marine species (for example by limiting their capacity to generate energy through photosynthesis) and smother sensitive species. This dataset relates to the "Commercial seabed trawling and dredging" 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 2015-09-28T23:46:33.470128Z
Date modified 2016-10-25T03:41:39.335084Z
Language English
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Record created February 2, 2020, Last Updated May 2, 2021