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Greenpeace Discovers Pirate Fishing Companies

Northwest Atlantic, 3 August, 2005:

The Greenpeace ship the Esperanza has discovered the vessels Lootus II and Madrus fishing in the Northwest Atlantic area.

The Estonian flagged Lootus II and Spanish/Estonion Madrus have been cited numerous times since 2000 for breaking the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) rules. Greenpeace is calling on Estonia and Spain to explain why they are allowing vessels owned by a company with a criminal fishing history to continue fishing in the NAFO area.

"If NAFO cannot get its act together on this very simple level, what hope is there that they can address the destruction of deep sea biodiversity from bottom trawling operations", said Mariajo Caballero on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. "NAFO should insititute a moratorium on this fishing practice immediately until it has its house in order", added Caballero.

The Esperanza is in the NAFO area to highlight the destructive impact of bottom trawling in support of the call by more than 1,100 marine scientists and environmental organisations for a UN moratorium on high-seas bottom trawling.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Truth Seeker said...

The Greenpeace ships do some good work Sangroncito as you've said, they really need as much funding as possible to help them continue with their work, and hopefully, before the end of this 24 hour marathon, more of our generous visitors will decide to make a pledge to support us and help Greenpeace.

Sunday, August 07, 2005 1:22:00 am  
Anonymous João Paulo Pedrosa said...

Hello again, from Portugal. I'm a member of GREENPEACE ESPAÑA,because there is no office for Portugal, and I'm very proud of our association. If GREENPEACE didn't watch for the destructive action of companies and countries in the oceans, these financial interests could destroy everything. That's why GREENPEACE deserves all the support in the world, it's the only association that can discover and tell the world about these crimes against the sea criatures and against all of us.

Stay awake! These days in Portugal we have the smell of burned trees and bushes in the air, it's so sad, and it's always the same every year.

Sunday, August 07, 2005 1:25:00 am  

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