Brazil stops destructive bottom trawling in waters of Rio Grande do Sul, an area that accounts for 15 percent of all landings in Brazil and is home to 30 percent of red listed endangered species | Oceana
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After campaigning by Oceana and our allies, the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in the south of Brazil has approved a law to ban existing bottom trawling in state waters. These new protections extend along the entire length of the state’s 620-kilometer coast and cover a distance out to 12 nautical miles (22.2 km) from shore. These measures, which remarkably stop existing bottom trawling, protect waters important to artisanal fishers.