Story: Marine conservation

Trawl net on the sea floor

Watch black-and-white footage from a camera mounted on the bottom of a trawl net. It clearly illustrates the damage that the heavy net and the rollers on its base can do to life on the sea floor.

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Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, 'Marine conservation - Fisheries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/5818/trawl-net-on-the-sea-floor (accessed 17 July 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015