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Scallop Dredger

These vessels from other ports are here to plunder the ocean-bed in their search for the lucratuive scallop, a sea-food delicacy. Having killed off their own fishing grounds far away, they arrived here to fish on grounds unprotected by any law or restriction. In the space of 18 months, this extremely destructive method of fishing has wiped out traditional fishing grounds which, for hundreds of years, provided a decent living for inshore fishermen..Now that the seabed has been reduced to a featureless barren wasteland, breeding for future stocks will never re-eastablish because the damage is permanent.

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Whitby, England

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  • Uploaded on April 9, 2015
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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)