Greenpeace: Supertrawlers spent 3,000 hours fishing in UK protected seas in 2019

Cecilia Keating
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Sea birds follow the German flagged trawler Maartje Theadora as it fishes for herring. Credit: Christian Åslund / Greenpeace
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Sea birds follow the German flagged trawler Maartje Theadora as it fishes for herring. Credit: Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

The green group has called on the government to reject the 'flawed status quo' and ban the controversial vessels from Marine Protected Areas after its findings reveal that foreign-owned ships racked up more than 123 days fishing in ecologically-sensitive sites.

Greenpeace has called for a ban on supertrawlers after the publication of a report that reveals the controversial ships racked up nearly 3,000 hours last year legally fishing in ecologically-sensitive...

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