Federal Fisheries Minister Loyola
Hearn has acknowledged trawling damages fish stocks and their
environment, but says a ban would be unenforceable and that stronger
fisheries management organizations in unregulated areas would be more
"I would like to see Canada take a leadership role on this issue,"
said Paul Snelgrove, an ecology professor at Memorial University in St.
A trawling ban in international waters would not be easy to enforce, but thatâ€™s a weak reason to oppose one, Snelgrove said.