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Images: Greenpeace Locates Bottom Trawlers At Sea


Images: Greenpeace Discovers Three Bottom Trawlers On High Seas

High Seas: The role of the New Zealand bottom trawl industry on the high seas will come under close scrutiny in New York, after Greenpeace discovered three New Zealand bottom trawlers fishing on the high seas yesterday.

The Rainbow Warrior located the Amaltal Voyager, Westbay, and Corsair around 350 miles off the coast of New Zealand on the Northwest Challenger Plateau.

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  • 08 JUNE 2004 - TASMAN SEA - The NZ deep sea trawler West Bay does a fast turn after hauling its catch from international waters in the Tasman Sea. Greenpeace along with more than a thousand scientists are supporting the call for a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling, because of the vast amount of marine life that is destroyed by this fishing method. (C) Greenpeace/Roger Grace


    08 JUNE 2004 - TASMAN SEA - The catch is hauled aboard the NZ deep sea trawler Corsair in international waters in the Tasman Sea. The red fish are orange roughy, and the rest is mostly bycatch to be discarded. A black browed mollymawk scoffs a fish it plucked from the net. Greenpeace along with more than a thousand scientists are supporting the call for a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling, because of the vast amount of marine life that is destroyed by this fishing method. (C) Greenpeace/Roger Grace


    08 JUNE 2004 - TASMAN SEA - A Greenpeace inflatable watches as the NZ deep sea trawler Amaltal Voyager trawls in about 1000 metres of water in international waters in the Tasman Sea. Greenpeace along with more than a thousand scientists are supporting the call for a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling, because of the vast amount of marine life that is destroyed by this fishing method. (C) Greenpeace/Roger Grace


    08 JUNE 2004 - TASMAN SEA - The NZ deep sea trawler West Bay hauls in its catch from the depths in international waters in the Tasman Sea. Greenpeace along with more than a thousand scientists are supporting the call for a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling, because of the vast amount of marine life that is destroyed by this fishing method. (C) Greenpeace/Roger Grace

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