Illegal fishing damaging seagrass vital for marine life in Tunisia, EJF reports

Aa fisherman in Tunisia.
Scant enforcement of laws against illegal trawling in Tunisia is exacerbating marine seagrass erosion, damaging a habitat critical for marine life in the Mediterranean Sea. To highlight this issue, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), in partnership with FishAct, has released a detailed report showcasing rampant kiss trawling, a form of illegal bottom-trawling, in Tunisia’s Gulf of Gabes. The gulf is home to large forests of Posidonia oceanica seagrass, more commonly known as Neptune…

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