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Bottom trawling is sustainable – when it is well managed

Well-managed bottom trawl fisheries produce food with a much lower environmental impact than any animal protein, including chicken, pork and beef. This is one of the findings of a paper published in July in the respected ICES Journal of Marine Science. Titled Evaluating the sustainability and environmental impacts of trawling compared to other food production …

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The trawling industry is working hard to meet MSC milestones

Auditors Jim Andrews and Guiseppe Scarcella of LRQA are pictured with Johann Augustyn (centre), Secretary of SADSTIA, during a visit to Cape Town in June. Academics, conservationists and a number of divisions within the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, participated in the annual surveillance audit of the South African trawl fishery for hake …

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