Victory | July 15, 2008

Sparing more than 46,5 million hectares of Bering Sea floor from bottom trawling

The National Marine Fisheries Service announced that it will adopt Oceana’s “freeze-the-footprint” approach by closing nearly 46,5 million hectares of the Bering Sea to destructive bottom trawling to protect important seafloor habitats and marine life. The area protected is larger than the state of California.