The roar of the “airguns”, with an intensity 100,000 times greater than a jet engine, will be repeated some 10,000 times over 5 months.
The University of Barcelona finds levels higher than those permitted by European regulations in samples of monkfish and scorpion fish, species at the top of the food chain.
This data will be crucial for the Portuguese government to take protective measures for the Gorringe Bank.
Scientific knowledge once again ignored and overexploitation approved.
The depletion of fish in Europe and the increase in demand means that more than 4 million tonnes of fish must be imported each year.
Oceana calls on Fisheries Ministers to heed scientific advice for 2009 shark and ray fishing regulations.
Oceana calls on the Parties to take action to safeguard the future of sharks.