Thursday, November 23, 2006
A sad day for the world
Early this morning, the U.N. negotiations came to an end. And while Australia, New Zealand, and many other nations were pushing for a moratorium on the unregulated high seas, in the end a moratorium was not included in the resolution to be passed by consensus. Sadly, a critical opportunity to effectively address the critical destruction of bottom-trawling was lost today. You can read a joint press release from Canadian environmental groups here:
Also, it has become abundantly clear that if the governments of the world are not going to take critical action to protect marine habitat, then it is up to the public to vote with their wallets and not buy fish that are caught in an unsustainable manner. To find out what SEAFOOD CHOICES you can make to ensure that you are not supporting the destruction of the marine environment, go to: www.seachoice.org
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Susanna Fuller in New York
Sponge biologist Susanna Fuller is in New York as the Canadian NGO representative at the U.N. negotiations on bottom-trawling. This round of negotiations began on Friday, November 17th and end on Wednesday, November 22nd. Here Susanna shows off her stylish orange evening gown for her glamorous evenings in New York.
Marine life seeks refuge at the U.N.
On Monday, a crab, fish, and lobster sought refuge at the United Nations from the bottom-trawlers on the high seas.
Cats for a high seas moratorium
Guinness the cat, from Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, shows that even cats understand that unregulated dragging means no fish habitat and that means no fish.