Scraping the Seafloor Smooth,impact of bottom trawling. The New York Times

Click the link in the article for a study conducted by somebody. A real sleeper. These people will not rest until fishermen are eradicated.

It is hard to grasp just how industrialized commercial fishing has become. You may know about the problems inherent in fish farming. You may have read some of the stunning accounts of work aboard the factory ships that catch, process and freeze fish. But there is no better way to grasp the scale of industrial fishing than to consider the impact of bottom trawling.