Cam­paign­ers call for ban on ‘pair-trawl­ing’

Irish Daily Mirror - - SQUARE EYES -

CON­SER­VA­TION­ISTS are call­ing on Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Michael Creed to ban a con­tro­ver­sial fish­ing method.

The Irish Wildlife Trust said it has re­ceived re­ports of “pair-trawl­ing” tak­ing place in the south-west.

It in­volves two boats drag­ging a sin­gle net be­hind them to cap­ture large quan­ti­ties of small fish such as sprat.

The IWT’S Padraic Fog­a­rty said: “Pair-trawl­ing is just one ex­am­ple of de­struc­tive prac­tices that are al­lowed in Irish wa­ters.

“It’s mad that such dam­ag­ing prac­tices are not only al­lowed but are to­tally un­reg­u­lated.”

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