Inside the fight to stop destructive fishing in marine protected areas

Greenpeace campaigners aboard their ship, the Sea Beaver, are crowded around a screen showing a trawler sitting on the edge of the Bassurelle Sandbank, a marine protected area in the Channel between England and France. The ship is licensed for an especially destructive type of fishing that has grown rapidly in the last year.

The vessel is the latest in the sights of the campaigners. They have spent the past few months off the English south coast to document and deter examples of industrial fishing in England’s 178 marine protected areas (MPAs), which are meant to relieve pressure on marine …

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