Saturday, July 15, 2006

No excuse

When a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling was first proposed in 2004, the UN General Assembly postponed its decision for two years. They commissioned a detailed review of the issue and said that they would consider it in 2006.

The UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) has just released its report yesterday. And its finding vindicate the proposed moratorium on high seas bottom trawling.

Well, there is no excuse now.

The UN General Assembly will start discussing the proposed moratorium again in the first week of October.

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