According to a new study, ocean trawling generates a similar amount of carbon emissions to the global aviation industry, driven by activity in Chinese national waters. Ocean trawling has long been condemned for destroying natural marine ecosystems and depleting fish populations, prompting concern over how to tackle the problem.

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Reniel Cabral, a co-author of the study, says, “When overfishing and other damaging activities cease, marine life bounces back.” 

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