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Interesting article on how bottom trawling contributes to greenhouse gas release


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11 minutes ago, suzook12 said:

So who's bottom have you been trawling then eh? 🤣

Scraping the barrel with the Guardian, I know. There was a similar article from the BBC but this one described it better.

Besides, I'm stuck inland remember?! No bottom trawling in the marina showers for me, yer honour! 🤣

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12 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Typically China are the biggest greediest fuckers in the world! 

You say that but then the west are producing it with aviation .....

Kind of a common sense post really Andy, it doesn't take much figuring that beam trawling is crucifying our sea beds....

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1 minute ago, suzook12 said:

Kind of a common sense post really Andy, it doesn't take much figuring that beam trawling is crucifying our sea beds....

Agreed, but what I found interesting was the C02 release. Yet another good reason to ban bottom trawling and hopefully lends weight to the argument.

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It makes sense, we know gasses collect beneath the sea floor, and there will be decomposed plants trees etc beneath the sea floor as well, so the CO2 makes sense. Just look at the Bermuda triangle where it occurs naturally.

Yeah, lets ban beam trawling.... Where do I sign?

 

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14 minutes ago, suzook12 said:

It makes sense, we know gasses collect beneath the sea floor, and there will be decomposed plants trees etc beneath the sea floor as well, so the CO2 makes sense. Just look at the Bermuda triangle where it occurs naturally.

Yeah, lets ban beam trawling.... Where do I sign?

 

Yes, but the decomposition of ancient organic matter will be buried way deeper than the 20-30cm or so that beam trawling scrapes up, so this must be relatively recent matter e.g. in the last several hundred years or so that is contributing to greenhouse gas warming. That's the bit I found eye-opening that I hadn't considered before.

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