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20 Jun 2020

Supertrawlers are threatening ocean life and ‘making a mockery’ of UK’s Marine Protected Areas

Chief Correspondent

Supertrawlers spent almost 3,000 hours fishing in UK marine protected areas last year, making a mockery of the word ‘protected’,” according to campaigners.

Under the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy such activity is legal, but now scientists and activists say Brexit offers the perfect opportunity to ban the ships as fishing rights to British waters are up for review.