• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Over 90% of UK's MPAs still being bottom-trawled: report

More than 90 percent of Britain’s offshore marine protected areas (MPAs) are still being bottom-trawled and dredged, two years after an analysis of the extent of destructive fishing exposed them as “paper parks,” according to data shared with the Guardian.

The UK’s network of marine parks, set up to safeguard vulnerable areas of the seabed and marine life, is a cornerstone of the government’s target to protect 30 percent of ocean biodiversity by 2030.

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