Draggers or dragnet fishing gear? drags a net along the bottom of the ocean, destroying everything it touches, especially fish nursery? areas where young fish hide from predators among the complex bottom. Coldwater Atlantic coral? is especially vulnerable and especially implicated in the collapse of the cod? fishery. They also necessarily have a lot of by-catch? which destroys fish not measured accurately.

A sustainable fishery? requires use of long-liner?s instead of dragnets. Since at least the 1970s, inshore fisher?s have noted the reduced catch when draggers were in use offshore.

[+] position: reduce draggers

[+] position: ban draggers entirely

[+] position: ban draggers entirely in fish nursery? areas

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