1 Tahrcountry Musings: Conservation groups call for moratorium on bottom trawling

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Conservation groups call for moratorium on bottom trawling

RĂ©mi Parmentier from the Deep-Sea Conservation Coalition, an umbrella organisation of conservation groups, is spearheading a movement for moratorium enforced by UN on bottom trawling. Bottom trawling is highly deleterious for coral and quite a number of other organisms and is likely to pose significant risks to the biodiversity,including the risk of species extinction.Fisheries negotiations begin Wednesday at the UN in New York, and will continue to the end of November.

2 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Bottom trawling is a world wide threat to marine wildlife. Appropriate forum for redressal is UN and a moratorium by UN is called for.

manoj Karat said...

Well this is a world wide threat. Bit like slw poisonong.Environmentalists should pressurise UN to come out with a moratorium