USA - Nature Conservancy and Bottom Trawling... The boats once used for trawling for salmon remains docked due to the Nature Conservancy restricting bottom trawling by buying out fishing vessels for conservation purposes in Morro Bay, California. The buy out approach marks the group's new, co-operative strategy for protecting the ocean and reward fisherman for avoiding fishing methods like bottom trawling that can damage sensitive marine ecosystems. Phil Klein/photo

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