New Trawling Ban Protects Deep-Sea Alaska Corals

New Trawling Ban Protects Deep-Sea Alaska Corals

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reefs Newly discovered gardens of colorful corals blooming under water in the Gulf of Alaska, will get special protection… A new rule bars bottom trawling (the fishing technique that uses nets to drag the ocean floor) over an area the size of Texas and Colorado combined. (Fishermen agreed to the ban, which will hurt their income, but agreed it was needed. ENN)

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