Photos prove damage caused by trawlers

When world-renowned fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly clicked open his e-mail recently, he was stunned by the picture that flashed onto his screen.
There before the University of British Columbia researcher was a satellite image that confirmed something he’d long known, and that he’d written groundbreaking research papers about, but which he’d never seen so graphically illustrated.
The image, sent to him by Kyle Van Houtan, an environmental scientist at Duke University in North Carolina, was a picture of a Chinese trawler fleet at work in the ocean off the mouth of the Yangtze River.
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