Saving Seafood Analysis – Conservation Law Foundation Misleads Public on Habitat Closed Area Changes

logoWASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) March 13, 2013 – In the article, “Destructive Trawling and the Myth of  ‘Farming the Sea’,” Conservation Law Foundation’s (CLF) Sean Cosgrove  argues against the New English Fishery Management Council’s (NEFMC)  recent recommendation to open certain areas previously closed to  fishing, claiming that trawling, in every instance, is detrimental to  ocean habitats. But Mr. Cosgrove cites incomplete and unrelated evidence  in order to argue that marine scientists “unanimously” agree with his  allegations. In reality, Mr. Cosgrove’s claims are contradicted by  numerous peer-revised studies focused specifically on New England’s  marine ecosystems. Continued

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