Pair Trawling: Frontline View
The first video produced by EJF's Sierra Leonean staff who campaign against the lift of the ban on pair trawling, a method of fishing that severely damages marine environments.
Pair trawling - where two boats tow one massive net - is an indiscriminate fishing method, highly destructive to the ocean floor and marine life. Many endangered species, such as sea turtles and seahorses, are caught in the nets and then discarded of as by-catch. Dropped back to the sea dead or dying, they become yet another sad statistic related to pirate fishing.
After their training in camera and editing techniques, EJF staff in Sierra Leone produced their first video in June 2012. This short film on pair trawling in Sierra Leone was broadcast on national TV.
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