Damaging bottom trawling or dredging took place in 97% of UK offshore marine protected areas (MPAs) in 2019

An estimated 200,000 hours of these types of fishing were recorded

Areas where bottom trawling or dredging

occured within UK offshore MPAs

Marine

protected

area

Of the 73 offshore

MPAs analysed,

Hatton Bank and

Hatton-Rockall

Basin are the only

ones where

bottom-contact

gear fishing

did not occur

Areas where bottom trawling or dredging

occured within UK offshore MPAs

Marine protected

area

North Sea

Of the 73 MPAs analysed,

Hatton Bank and Hatton-Rockall

Basin are the only ones where

bottom-contact gear fishing

did not occur

Irish

Sea

Atlantic

Ocean

Celtic

Sea