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Scallop Dredging Video

September 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Scallop dredging is a totally non-environmentally friendly method of harvesting scallops, it involves dragging steel bags with sprung-loaded teeth across the sea-bed damaging the sea-bed, reefs and coral beds and trials in Scotland have shown that scallop dredging also destroys large numbers of crabs and other crustaceans along with starfish, shellfish, and burrowing sand eels.

The Scottish Fisheries Minister in 2003 was quoted as being so keen to conserve stocks that they were introducing measures to further restrict dredging.

As with many other marine conservation activities - we are still waiting and meanwhile the kind of damage shown in the following video continues to take place !

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and then click play in the middle of the video player.

Video courtesy of Jason Hall-Spencer of the University of Plymouth
and Tom Appleby of the University of Bristol

Tags: SSACN Announcements · Other conservation Orgs

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