Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gone fishing

I've spent all of Monday with Domitilla and Rozan (photo) and other ocean conservation advocates in Baiona, Spain where the world Conference of Fisheries Ministers organized (sort of) by the Spanish Government is taking place this Tuesday and Wednesday.

The content of the draft ministerial statement, which is due to be tabled on Wednesday we've been told, largely remains a mystery. The Spanish Secretary of State for the Sea is keeping it very close to his chest. He's assured me today that he has no hidden agenda and that environmentalists will be happy when they see it.

I'm willing to believe him perhaps. But if this is true, why does he act as if he's got something to hide?

To continue...

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