Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Stop Botton Dragging

During his comments to the (St. John's) Board of Trade, John Risley (Chairman of Clearwater) said most of the areas over which bottom dragging is performed is little more than gravel beds anyway and there is really nothing there to protect. In response to that statement Ransom Myers.... pretty much said it all. Myers agreed that the majority of trawling now takes place over areas that are essentially gravel beds but went on to say, "…they weren't mere gravel beds when they started.”

This picture was originally posted on the deapseas blog. The deapseas bog "gives Canadians the opportunity to express their desire for Canada to support a U.N. moratorium on dragging in the high seas."

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