Posted: 18 Mar 2021
New Zealand environment campaigners are calling for the fisheries minister to take urgent action after a study by 26 researchers from across the globe was published yesterday.
It calculated that bottom trawling, a practice where fishing boats drag weighted nets along the seabed to scoop up fish, created a gigatonne of carbon emissions per year – or 1 billion metric tonnes. This releases more carbon in a year than the pre-Covid global aviation industry, according to new research. Read more here.