Trawling: The destruction of marine biodiversity

Adam Hicks

This photo was captured on the island of Koh Sdach in Cambodia on an exploratory field trip to try and scope out how fisheries and seahorse trade had impacted Cambodia’s seahorses. The photo shows an otter trawler located off the coast of Koh Sdach in a protected area. Therefore, the photo shows the destructive impact on marine biodiversity and represents how—in order to deliver effective marine conservation—social, economic, and ecological work must be done to end bottom trawling.