What is bottom trawling?



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    Bottom trawling occurs when big boats go through the water carrying big nets that drag along the bottom of the ocean.  These nets pick up everything in their path.  It clears everything on the bottom of the seafloor.  As a result, billowing plumes of sediment are created along the bottom of shallow seafloors that gets suspended in the water long after trawling has finished.   This is very detrimental to the marine environment in the area.  

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