Mid-Atlantic Ocean Conservation

Priorities

Protecting seafloor habitat

Deep sea corals

According to the report, over 231,000 square miles of seafloor habitat off the U.S. coast (an area roughly equivalent to the state of California)--including many stands of irreplaceable deep sea coral--are under pressure each year from destructive bottom trawling.

Media Contact

Christine Fletcher

Officer, Communications

202.540.6908