Thursday, August 31, 2006
Day 16: David Suzuki stands up for the high seas!
Dr. David Suzuki, chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, has a short, simple message for Canadian Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Loyola Hearn. Dr. Suzuki and the foundation are calling on Hearn and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make the right decision and support a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling.
Day 16: Message from Itacoatiara, Brazil
This photo was sent in by Dan Rickard and his students in Itacoatiara, Brazil. He writes "Thanks so much for your very insightful overview on the worldwide problem of over fishing and bottom dragging".
Day 16: Honking at DFO!
Today, sign-holders stood outside the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Ocean's Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Many workers at the institute showed signs of support as we received more than 60 honks and waves of encouragement!
Day 16: Message from Toronto
Geoff Horton of Toronto sent in this message for the government: "I support a moratorium on bottom trawling or dragging. So should Canada, the U.N. and the world". Thanks!
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Actress Alicia Silverstone stands up for the high seas!
I saw your blog while working in Halifax and I support your efforts to protect the world's shared oceans from such destructive fishing practices. I urge your Fisheries Minister to support a U.N. moratorium on dragging.
- Alicia Silverstone
Thank you for your support, Alicia!
Day 15: Even more honks today!
Today, sign-holders were out again for the third day in a row at the intersection of Windsor and Kempt Road in Halifax and the honk-o-meter was through the roof with a count of 525 honks from motorists in an hour and a half! Tomorrow, this group of Halifax sign-holders plans to be in a different location....
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Day 14: Jill Barber stands up for the high seas!
Canadian singer-songwriter Jill Barber stood up for the high seas this morning in Halifax rush hour traffic by holding a fish sign she made, asking Canada to PROTECT FISH HABITATS. Jill was voted 'Best Local Female Singer' in 2006 by Halifax Coast readers and can be seen at www.jillbarber.com. Thank you for your support, Jill!
Day 14: Mulroney was green....will Harper be blue?
Dr. Scott Wallace, a Sustainable Fisheries Analyst with the David Suzuki Foundation, sent in this photo of himself and his children in the Comox Valley, Vancouver. They urge Prime Minister Harper to be a BLUE PM and support a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling.
Day 14: Honk-o-meter off the charts!
This morning, Gina Patterson and other sign-holders stood at a busy intersection in Halifax, encouraging people to HONK! for the high seas. During the morning, 333 honks and 36 thumbs up were counted, showing how much Haligonians support a moratorium on dragging! Today's Honk-o-meter was off the charts!
Monday, August 28, 2006
Day 13: From Canada's most easterly point
These two tourists from Montreal stand at Cape Spear, Canada's most easterly point, to ask the government to protect fish habitat.
Day 13: Protect fish homes!
Abigail and Alex sent in this photo in front of a Russian trawler in St. John's harbour, letting people know that bottom trawls wreck corals and fish homes.
Day 13: Moratorium on the High Seas Please!
This photo of a sign-holder urging the government for a moratorium on dragging came to us from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Day 12: Sign of support from New Zealand!
Gareth Hughes sent us this photo of sign-holders standing outside New Zealand's Parliament, 'The Beehive'. Their sign and photo highlight the fact that dragging in the high seas can result in the destruction of habitat of millions of unusual species, many of which have not even been discovered yet. They hold up a photo of the blobfish, a deepwater fish that was only discovered a few years ago.