Thursday, October 19, 2006


Listen to scientists, support a moratorium

Benthic marine ecologist, Dr. Bob Scheibling, at Dalhousie University has a very simple message for Fisheries Minister, Loyola Hearn. Listen to scientists, support a moratorium.

For years scientists have been urging the world to put a moratorium in place in order to give time for them to find the areas on the high seas where dragging would have a negative impact (such as on seamounts and coral reefs) as well as the areas where dragging could continue without much impact (such as areas of sandy bottom). But without a moratorium, how can Loyola Hearn find these areas before they are all dragged to destruction?

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