Linked above is an enjoyable and informative read about the wastefulness (both ecological and economical) that is deep sea bottom trawling. To summarize:
Deep-sea bottom trawling is a terribly destructive activity that is deforesting large parts of the ocean that we haven’t even explored very well, leading to widespread ecological devastation. This activity is not even profitable at this point (a financial black hole, really), yet keeps being subsidized by the French government. The EU is trying to ban this activity, but the powerful fishing industry lobbies continuously puts pressure on EU council members to derail this proposed regulation. This is depressing, but all hope isn’t lost, as there is one group who is much, much more powerful than wealthy industrial lobbies: the informed public. I implore you, my friends, take a moment to read through the above link, or do your own research on this matter, and sign the petition below to rally support for this cause.