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Pollutants released by seafloor trawling affect marine life

6 December 2012

Commercial bottom trawling, the technique of pulling fishing gear across the seabed to catch fish and other seafood, releases pollutants trapped in the seabed, which can negatively affect local marine life and ecosystems. Recent findings from a Norwegian fjord show how mussels can take up high levels of contaminants released by trawling, with important health implications for consumers...


Source: Pollutants released by seafloor trawling affect marine life
Author: EU


Date: 2012-12-07

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