Fishing time in first half of 2020 almost double that in whole of last year, Greenpeace says

Supertrawlers vastly stepped up their fishing in the UK’s protected waters during the coronavirus lockdown earlier this year, while most of the UK’s smaller vessels were confined to port .

The amount of time supertrawlers spent fishing in marine protected areas in the first half of this year was nearly dual that spent in the oceans in the whole of last 12 months, according to a Greenpeace investigation. There were 23 supertrawlers catching fish in UK protected places in the period, none associated with them UK-owned.

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