Med Sea Alliance

GSA01 - Northern Alboran Sea

Overview

Location Coordinates Shapefile_name GSA DATE (STANDARD FORMAT) DATE (string) INFRACTION DETAILS SOURCE(S)
South of Almería – Seco de los Olivos, the Avilés Submarine Canyon System 36.52770200876288, -2.8395345987223304 GSA1 1/1/2020 2020 The article reported that 45 of the 218 protected areas in Spain were trawled including big protected areas. They represent 64% of the total area designated for the protection of the seabed. There are ten that are especially relevant, as they account for 97% of the trawling hours recorded, such as the South of Almería – Seco de los Olivos, the Avilés Submarine Canyon System. These are extended areas, heavily fished. It is worth mentioning that another 35 smaller protected areas, are also suffering from overfishing. https://www.informacion.es/medio-ambiente/2022/01/17/doble-impacto-ambiental-pesca-arrastre-61643369.html
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