Saturday, May 05, 2007

South Pacific nations agree to end bottom trawling

At a conference in Chile the nations surrounding the coast of the Southern Pacific have agreed to restrict bottom trawling less than 5nm from any area with vulnerable deep-water marine ecosystems or within 5nm of any area that is likely to have the same. The New Zealand delegation whinged a lot because they are responsible for 90% of the bottom trawling but sanity won through in the end and the agreement was signed. Yeay!

There is hope, yet.

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