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Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

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Concept Note

This proposed methodology applies to projects that reduce bottom trawling in a country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to avoid CO2 emissions caused by the resuspension of ocean floor sediment due to this type of fishing. The methodology includes global and local default values, and guidance for developers to create their own locally-specific values for the avoidance of carbon emissions caused by bottom trawling.


The concept note was submitted by Silvestrum Climate Associates (opens on external site) and Pristine Seas, National Geographic Society (opens on external site). This methodology is currently at Step 2: Methodology Concept Note Development of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF).

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include Methodology Development ID# M0165 in the subject line.