How We Fish

Marine Conservation Institute is working to ensure our seas are sustainable, now, and for future generations.

We do this by encouraging fishermen to shift toward using sustainable fishing methods. We are active in partnerships to identify and evaluate the protection of our high seas areas from destructive bottom trawling. Since our founding, we have worked to limit the impact of bottom trawling and other destructive fishing gear on sensitive marine ecosystems, while encouraging the use of fishing methods that are less harmful to benthic habitats and have lower rates of bycatch –unwanted species caught up in the net, many of which are thrown away dead or dying.