• Dave Harmon, PW editor

UK | Greenpeace dumps boulders within Dogger Bank MPA to stop bottom trawling

Greenpeace campaigners have begun dumping giant boulders in a North Sea conservation zone to thwart trawlers that they say are hiding destructive fishing by illegally switching off their automatic tracking systems.

Fishing leaders responded angrily, accusing the group of putting fishermen at risk and doing more damage to marine habitats than the trawlers do.

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