Friday, September 22, 2006
Day 35: Islanders for the high seas!
Dr. Irene Novaczek, Director Institute of Island Studies (PEI) and Sara Roach-Lewis of the Women for Environmental Sustainability (PEI) ask Canada to realize that if there's no habitat, there's no fish. Vulnerable and ecologically important habitats can be scientifically difficult to find. Without a moratorium to give scientists time to discover these areas, dragging may destroy these habitats before we can even know they exist. Today, Australia revealed that it will be taking a strong stand at the U.N. and will call for an immediate moratorium on bottom trawling on the high seas. We applaud Australia's leadership and ask that Canada start acting proactively as welll.