Op-ed: What science says about the sustainability of trawling (by Ray Hilborn)

October 11, 2022


With a constant flow of misinformation on the topic of trawling, it’s refreshing to read a fact-filled, science-based review of this method of harvesting. This op-ed by Professor Ray Hilborn from the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences contributes meaningful information to the conversation about food production. He starts off by explaining “there is no question that bottom-trawling has environmental impacts, as all food production does, but there is misinformation floating around about the true impact of bottom-trawling, especially in comparison to other types of fishing and food production.”

The op-ed was published on Sept. 26, 2022 on the SeafoodSource.com website.