Sunday, September 24, 2006

Deepsea bulldozers

I found this photo on the blog of a group of Canadians campaigning in support of a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling.

In front of a bulldozer, Wayne Eddy (a fisherman) holds in his hands a billboard that reads: What this does to the land, bottom dragging does to the Oceans.

Simple, and to the point. Images speak louder than words...

Speaking of words (and of Canada) I read last month the book Cod: A biography of the Fish that Changed the World. Highly recommended reading for anyone interested in the linkages between marine biodiversity conservation, and social and cultural welfare.

Those of you who can read French should also read (and circulate as appropriate) Agence France Presse's excellent feature story on the most recent political developments regarding the proposed moratorium on high seas bottom trawling (deepsea bulldozing) released last Friday.

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