European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practice of deep-sea bottom trawlingIt was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldman environmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Fish seized at the port of Abidjan from two Chinese ships caught ‘bottom trawling’. “Deep-sea bottom trawling applies the most destructive fishing to the most fragile ecosystem,” Nouvian told the Guardian in an interview ahead of the Goldman award ceremony. Bottom trawling wipes it out.”Nouvian initially focused attention on a fishing fleet owned by Intermarché, a French supermarket chain. Photograph: Pénélope BagieuNouvian is now targeting pulse fishing, which uses electric currents to stun fish or induce spasms that force sole and plaice from the sediment.
Source: The Guardian April 23, 2018 03:56 UTC