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Stop trawling
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    JALA, Environmental Justice Foundation

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  • Languages English,Bahasa
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    Ph: +44 (0) 207 239 3310 Fax: +44 (0) 207 713 6501 Email:

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    Trawlers,NGO,Livelihood,Industrial fisheries,Indonesia,Fishing methods,Fishing craft,Fishing communities,Environmental impact,Discards,DFT,Bycatch,Bottom trawling

  • Description
  • In North Sumatra, Indonesia, bottom trawling fishing craft are destroying marine habitats, and stealing fish from the fishing communities, who depend on the sea for both income and food. Bottom trawling is one of the most destructive forms of fishing as it destroys seabed and results in huge levels of bycatch. The consequence is a bloody conflict in Sumatra that has killed over 200 people. This short film by the Indonesian NGO JALA demonstrates the fatal impacts that trawling has on the local environment as well as the fisher communities.
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