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Trawling Ban in Key Habitats of the Balearic Islands

Trawling Ban in Key Habitats of the Balearic Islands

July, 2013

The Spanish government issued a protection order to prohibit trawling on the summits of Mallorca Channel seamounts and in the coral reef east of Cabrera. Oceana fought for the protection of these beds for seven years. Until now these unique habitats, including coralligenous communities and rhodolites beds, were continuously subject to degradation because of illegal fishing.

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