Very detailed report at this link from Greenpeace which shows just how devastating the sheer volume of fish these vessels can catch and process each day.
Not only the fish they catch but also trawl in small marine mammal’s dolphins and immature whales.
I have been doing an AIS check on several of the vessels and they are literally everywhere. One is off the Hebrides; two others are of Western Sahara and Mauritania, two of the poorest countries in Africa having their natural marine resources plundered by EU vessels. Another is in the South Atlantic of Uruguay.
One has to pose the questions how long can the world’s sea fish stocks withstand this assault read the report and the answer will become apparent!
Image: Nets are large enough to hold a dozen jumbo jets.
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