Tuesday, August 21, 2007


This is one of my pet peeves--well I was a fish biologist, right? So here's a chance to have a say about something that is very important to people and the planet.

Make Fishing Fair link

Fish are disappearing from the oceans, and fishers in developing countries are hauling in empty nets--all because of massive overfishing by rich countries, fueled by billions in subsidies every year. It's unfair trade, and it's killing the oceans.

Already, 90% of big fish like tuna and marlin are gone. If nothing change, many fish populations will collapse beyond recovery--destroying ecosystems and harming the one billion humans who rely on fish as their main source of protein.

Next month, the WTO will come forward with a new proposal for global fishing rules. This month, the WTO is talking to finance ministers around the world about what those rules should be. That gives us a critical window to make a stand--to tell our trade ministers to oppose the subsidized overfishing and support fairness and sustainability for generations to come.

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1 comment:

  1. oops--didn't mean to say that quite so loudly, LOL.